HOPE*ann*FAITH

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Did you count the cost?

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Today is the day we should consider the cost of what was done for humanity! Every denomination has a time or ritual to recognize today, in reverence of our Savior. I am implementing a new one in my life. Good Friday used to mean, quite simply, the beginning of a three day weekend. A gift from God, if ever there was one.

 Now? Well, I have realized the sacrifice, and while I still do not believe I “feel” the full impact of what was done for humanity, for me, I am becoming in the realization. If I really “felt” the impact, I believe I would spend every day in a puddle of tears singing my thanks in the phrase “Holy, Holy, Holy!”

I am going to keep the thought of His love for me, in the forefront of my mind. I am going to comtemplate each thorn and all four nails. It was about me that day, it was about you…I pray that each person who stumbles upon this “hopeannfaith’s well” is brought to the amazing revelation of our Father God’s love for us.

 He died for us today! I ache and the tears are on my lashes as I contemplate all of this.

Did you count the cost? Its okay. He did it for us.

John 3:16-17
16For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
17For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

2 Corinthians 5:21
21For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [[a]endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].

Good Friday Sacrifice…for you and me!

Good Friday Sacrifice…for you and me! 
John 15:13
13No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.

Everything was provided for you and for me in the Atonement. This Atonement.

Have you counted the cost? Have you considered what was done for you? I’m going to spend some quiet time with my Savior today. A time when He was suffering for me.

A Blessed Good Friday to you All !
AMEN.

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

One thought on “Did you count the cost?

  1. Good Post!
    Most people don’t count the cost!

    Have a great Resurrection Weekend.

    Here is my latest post on “A Sinner Saved By Grace”

    http://lbolm.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/a-sinner-saved-by-grace-well-which-one-are-you-2/

    Love in Christ Jesus
    Jake

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