Friday, April 2, 2010

The Bigger Picture: Love Friday

We ventured out to the front yard to snap some shots under the bright, warm afternoon spring sun. I wanted to capture a few shots for some sidebar buttons for my blog.
Thanks to my photographer's patience (read: my sister), we came out with some beautiful photographs for both my blog buttons and a few of the empty frames sitting lonely in my bedroom closet.
One of the photos snapped today was for a picture that will link to all of my posts about my relationship with Jesus.
On Good Friday. On a day where we remember and give thanks for a Savior dying for our blemishes, imperfections. On a day where I had cracked open my Bible for a picture to link to all of my posts about faith and had not previously opened it that day to, you know, read words. Words from my Savior. On a day where we remember and give thanks for a Savior dying for our blemishes, imperfections.

So we put down the camera, and adjusted our focus so that Jesus was the spotlight instead of Him sharing the frame with us. Because it's not about us and what we do with Him.
It's about Him and what He does with us.
Which is why you'll see this picture right now,

but for my my button about my relationship with Christ, you'll see Him, His words.


"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead."
~Hebrews 11; 1-2

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."
~ Hebrews 12; 1-3

Today is so, so good. But, more, it's so, so love.

3 comments:

  1. He is so, so good! To endure such pain, to take on MY sin, is more than I deserve. I am humbled by His gentleness and His greatness.

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  2. Wonderful scripture to remember. Happy Easter Hyacynth!

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  3. @Rose, I am humbled, too. It's just umimaginable. Thanks for stopping by today, lovely lady.

    @Septembermom, Hebrews 12 is quickly becoming one of my favorite passages. Happy Easter to you, too, Kelly.

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