In the hush and awe of this Good Friday, O Lord, let your Word pillow our hearts in the greatness of your all encompassing Love… poured out in your blood shed for us, so much more than we really know… and fill us with fresh anticipation to meet with you each day…
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch…
~ Psalm 5:3 (English Standard Version)
You, Lord, are my shepherd.
I will never be in need.
You let me rest in fields
of green grass.
You lead me to streams
of peaceful water,
and you refresh my life.
You are true to your name,
and you lead me
along the right paths.
I may walk through valleys
as dark as death,
but I won’t be afraid.
You are with me,
and your shepherd’s rod
makes me feel safe.
You treat me to a feast,
while my enemies watch.
You honor me as your guest,
and you fill my cup
until it overflows.
Your kindness and love
will always be with me
each day of my life,
and I will live forever
in your house, Lord.
~ Psalm 23 (Contemporary English Version)
And he took bread, and when he had given thanks,
he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body,
which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”.
And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying,
“This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood…”
Luke 22: 19, 20 (English Standard Version)
BLESSED RESURRECTION JOY TO EACH OF YOU THIS WEEKEND!
P.S. — When I was working on this drawing the past few days, I kept thinking how the top part of windows like these remind me of the sun bursting forth. Just now, standing back from it, I could see the cross running through the center of the picture. If you follow the line of the table on up, it forms a cross at the top part of the window, and then is like conquering joy at the top. (Not planned – by me anyway…) Can you see it? 🙂
Joining like-minded women today at Faith-Filled Friday
© Pam Depoyan
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One more P.S. …
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