[Easter Image, Christ of Saint John of The Cross--Salvador Dali. Music: His Glory Appears performed live by Brooke Fraser]
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son”–John 3 v 16
“I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly”–John 10 v 10
“Unless a colonel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit”–Easter is about reproduction of Life in all of its fullness for All–John 12 v 24
“He went out, bearing his cross, to the place called “The Place of a Skull,” which is called in Hebrew, “Golgotha,”–John 19 v 17. “When they reached the place called ‘The Skull,’ there they nailed Him to the cross, and the criminals also, one at His right hand and one at His left hand”–Luke 23 v 33.
“And when Jesus had tasted the sour wine, he said “It is finished” and he hung his head and released his Spirit–John 19 v 30.”
“I come to the garden alone/while the dew is still on the roses/and the voice I hear falling on my ear/the Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, and He talks with me/ And He tells me I am His own/ And the joy we share as we tarry there/ None other has ever known.”–Hym of Mary Magdalene first person to see the risen Christ.
“Worthy is the lamb that was slain…” Revelations 5 v 12
~You made me whole/ At the cross/ You took my place/ You showed me grace/ At the cross/Where You died for me./And His glory appears/ Like the light from the sun/Age to age He shines./Look to the skies./Hear the angels cry/ Singing holy is the Lord–songwriters Darlene Zschech and Marty Sampson
~“One day, these hands will touch the world”–Rachel Scott, Columbine High School teen~
[Salvador Dali painting courtesy of Glasgow Gov website, Scotland]
~Epistle to the Church of West Hollywood 2010 from the online Colin McCahon. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.2.2010~