Crimson Drops

They have put a thorn of crowns on His brow
Crimson drops roll down His cheeks
And under the purple robe
His back bleeds

Lift up the thorns, still dripping clots of gore
They scourge Him creating a river of red
That splashed upon the floor
Without remission, His blood shed.

Flung to the hard ground
To wood, hands and feet nailed –
He made not a whimpering sound
Nor did He flinch or flail.

They pierced His side
Running forth blood and water
On that cross, He died
And this pleased the Father.

The spotless Ram,
Perfect sacrifice
The blood of the Lamb,
Lord Jesus Christ!


Mark his brow-they have put about it a crown of thorns, and the crimson drops of gore are rushing down his cheeks! . . . But turn aside that purple robe for a moment. His back is bleeding. ..They lift up the thongs, still dripping clots of gore; they scourge and tear his flesh, and make a river of blood to run down his shoulders! This is the shedding of blood without which there is no remission…They fling him to the ground; they nail his hands and feet to the transverse wood, they hoist it in the air…Blood from his head, blood from his hands, blood from his feet. They pierce his side, and forthwith runneth out blood and water. — Charles Spurgeon


Usually, Bible verses inspire me to write, or nature. But this quote… I couldn’t help it, I had to write about it. 🙂

Happy Easter! ❤

The Sonset And The Sonrise

And they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death: and the third day He shall rise again. Luke 18:33

“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you.” Matthew 28:6-7

Can you imagine what it must have been like when He rose? For three days, He was in the tomb, dead. It appeared that this Man Who was called “The Son” had set. What dark days those must have been. But then, He rose and His Light shone again! What a glorious morning!

This is in response to Rise / Set. The photos were taken on different days. The first is a sunset, the second is the moon (which also rises and sets so I decided to include it in the photo challenge – and it also seemed to go with the theme of the dark days) and the last is a sunrise.

Happy Easter // Resurrection Day, everyone. 🙂

A Hefty Price

You were tortured but You did not break
Struck repeatedly, feeling pain – done for my sake

They took a spear and punctured Your side
To make sure that You were dead inside

Entombed for three days and then risen
So that this sinful being may be forgiven

You gave Your life, it was not taken
You did this so I would not be forsaken

Sin and death cannot rule me anymore!
Oh, my Savior, it’s because I’m Yours!

It is not me who should glory
But Thee! For I am not worthy

You bought me with a hefty price
Your blood – Your loving Sacrifice

You bought me from certain carnality
Now I am Your servant for eternity

I am no longer mine
Lord Jesus, I am Thine

 

Have a great Resurrection Day, everyone. 🙂

P.S.: You may have noticed that I used “Resurrection Day” instead of “Easter” – to me, when I think of “Easter” I think of eggs, bunnies and candy, but that isn’t what the holiday should represent. So I use “Resurrection Day” because it gives Jesus glory for His resurrection and ascension, and what He accomplished. And if you are curious about how the name “Easter” came about (like I was – curiosity kills the cat lady 😂), here is a fascinating article: Is The Name Easter Of Pagan Origin?

** Image source. There are a lot of links on that page to different wallpapers, so here is the link to this one. I’m using this for my desktop image this weekend. Images like this one breaks my heart – they show just how much pain and torture He took on for my sake, and that makes me love Him that much more. ♥