Hi, my precious blog readers and all! My posts are often laced with friendly sarcasm and goofiness, but sometimes it’s time to be serious! Friday was Good Friday. It was Holy Saturday, yesterday (this commemorates the day Jesus was laid in his tomb). Today, of course, is Resurrection Day (I call it that because of the fact Easter and the commemoration of Jesus’ resurrection are not the same thing because the word ‘Easter’ supposedly stems from the name of a fertility goddess & Easter is actually pagan in origin: CLICK HERE to read the truth).
On Friday, I posted a small article about Good Friday and mentioned that I would post another write-up involving images. These images represent Jesus’ self-less love and God’s love for His son & humankind. God allowed for Jesus’ death knowing that he was the ony truly undefiled, pure way for us to have forgivance, but it is people whom actually commited the ACT of killing Jesus. God did not kill his own son (people seem to say that when they are at odds with God and want to find fault with Him). And God made sure to use only the divine power that only He has to resurrect His son so that Jesus now lives eternally. He loves His son! He loves us! If we accept God & Jesus, live with God in our spirit and live a righteous life (making real efforts to move away from sin), we also can have everlasting life. Just for God & Jesus’ act of loving us is enough for me to love them, too. How about you? They love us and watch us everyday, but they do not love our errors (we all have a habit of doing our will and ignoring God’s Will…doing OUR will involves all types of sin and these sins also include issues of morality-same sex marraige and abortion for ex.-that people try to make right to suit what THEY want while totally going against GOD’s nature and His purpose for us). I don’t intend to seem perfect (I’m a sinner working on myself, too). I also don’t intend to bash people over the head, here, but life is too serious to fool around with it; the truth should be told. Christianity is the one and true way as it involves grace as the way to salvation. All other religions involve having to DO things in specific ways to gain salvation. But with Christianity, grace (undeserved love & mercy) is FREE; we just have to EARN eternal life by accepting God & Jesus (and truly loving Them by the way), living right and having a good heart (because DOING good does not mean your HEART is good).
I know this is an art-based blog, but my spiritual life is very important. Of course, in this post, I have tied in images for the sake of spirituality and art.
Below, I have also included wallpaper-type images (I am a wallpaper fanatic). I hope you enjoy viewing the artistic renderings and interpretations of & about God and Jesus while gaining inspiration and reflecting on your connection/relationship with Them. If you are a nonbeliever, I hope this can help to open your heart:
* For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever *
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
* Crucifixion *
* Michelangelo’s Rendition of Mary with her son, Jesus *
* Entombment *
* The Resurrection *
* Ascension *
* Text-Based Images *
* Images with Text *
* Follow Jesus *
* Crosses *
I hope that you loved viewing these images and that they helped to remind you of a great and loving act. If you are not a believer, I hope this will inspire you to be. God and Jesus are waiting…
READ ABOUT JESUS’ SENTENCING, CRUCIFIXION & DEATH HERE IN JOHN: CLICK
READ ABOUT THE ABOVE IN MATTHEW: CLICK
READ ABOUT JESUS’ RESURRECTION, APPEARANCE & THE PURPOSE OF JOHN’S GOSPEL HERE: CLICK
** Matthew 28:16-20
New International Version (NIV)
The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”