Saturday, April 16, 2011

Colors of Redemption

A splintered tree...the crossbeam stripped bare...

Afraid to raise my eyes, my knees buckle as I drop to the ground...arms crossed over a  

cold heart stained ebony...
  
and my tears of regret fall

BLACK
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Shame filled and choked with despair, I can’t stop the trembling and the feeling of hopelessness...

But then -
 
a drop
 
and another...

Crimson pearls of pure love spill down...

and grace gushes as I hear...

It is finished...

”Help me, God! Forgive me!”

and the tears of redemption fall

RED
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Sweet mercy and forgiveness...

I see J e s u s!

my Saviour...

my Deliverer...

the Living Water...

precious Lamb of God...

mighty Lion of Judah...

The tide of glory swells

as grace-filled tears of joy fall

WHITE
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Death is vanquished...

and the Victor calls my name...

I paid the price...your debt is settled...your account is cleared and you are

F R E E...

The tomb is empty...so you don’t have to be...”


Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this? 

PS...This post was written for the theme Black, Red, White at my church for Easter 2011...if you would like to see the slide show with music on YouTube click here...

Linking with:



and
 
with my friend, Peggy



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32 thoughts:

Karin said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it Karen! Have a blessed week!

Sandy said...

Thank you, Karen. This is so true
and beautiful. Going to check the
church link now.
Hugs,
Sandy

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Ohhh LORD... thank You for this beautiful inspiration from Karen! The slideshow with At the Cross brought tears to my eyes as this almost did also... but YOUR REDEMPTION covers it all and the Victory is so sweet!

Hallelujah! That You Jesus changed the black to red and then white!!!

Glory to God in the Highest! I am moved beyond gratification and love!

So thankful that as tears may fall, and shame may fill or choke us with despair, through the trembling or the hopelessness, You are there!
With each of the 7 last sentences at the Cross, "It is finished" proclaims loudly the price You paid for us, the Grace You gave to us, the love You spilled out for us!
Yes, Lord, forgive us for our sins and remind us of the Redemptive powers of the Lamb! You are the perfect sacrifice and ransom.
You are Jesus, Savior, Deliverer,
Lion of Judah, precious Lamb of God, ransom for many... ohhh that they may come to know and see how death is vanquished and we're set free!

What a beautiful presentation from the words, to the meaning to the images, forever engraved and etched
in the hand of Our Lord Jesus! Thank You for settling my debt, forgiving me, cleansing me, and setting me free. Glory to the Lamb!
The tomb is empty ~ the stone is rolled away... we have been forgiven, the ransom has been paid!

Our Victor knows our name and freed us from our shame. You are the Lord of the Resurrection and the Life!
And by Your stripes, we are free from earthly strife... for one day we will be with You, and ALL You did will open eternity anew... I DO BELIEVE Lord Jesus, I believe You and I believe in You! Please help any unbelief You may find in me...
and bring us faithfully to Your eternity... by Your aMazing Grace
I am redeemed; Karen and her family are redeemed and now we wait as we trust in You to complete Your plan.

Glory...hallelujah anyhow! The glory swells with tears of JOY for Redemption's colors are not just black, red and white... they are a full rainbow and gamet of colors that reflect You and Your Light shining forth in Your Promises.

May every promise bring favor to Karen and her household! May Your everlasting peace and arms of love and comfort surround them. May we raise our PALMS for this and every Sunday to the King of kings and Lord of lords with a shout Hosanna, Hosanna, blessed is He who comes and is coming... in the Name of the Lord!!! Hosanna... and a SUPER SPIRITUAL SUNDAY!!! As we exalt You!

God Whispers said...

Lovely Karen. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Carrie said...

I LOVE this and the slideshow is so touching with the song!

Charlotte said...

This describes redemption so well and so beautifully. I'm glad you chose to share with us on Spiritual Sundays.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh, I loved this Karen! It was so visual, and so emotional.

There are few words in the Bible that are more powerful than, "It is finished."

What a glorious wonder - He is MY Savior!

GOD BLESS!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is beautiful!
Blessings,
Ginger

Tammi said...

Excellent! I will visit the link and plan on sharing too! :)
Thank you so much!!
Hugs,
Tam

Cathy said...

Your post is so lovely, Karen, and the video was beautiful too. Thank you, Dear. Have a blessed Holy week.

Joan Davis said...

Beautiful, Karen! I am so grateful for His grace!

Living for Him, Joan

LisaShaw said...

"The tomb is empty so you don't have to be" Amen and Amen sister!

Beautiful message!

Love your blog changes and love you! I pray a blessed Holy week for you and your family as we bow our hearts in worship before our precious LORD.

Just Be Real said...

Karen, I am responding to your cute comment on my God Whispers site about the cute parakeets I have on my blog. Green is my favorite color, and I used to have a green parakeet like the ones in the picture. I too love that picture. Thank you. Blessings.

Pamela said...

Grace filled tears of white. Love it. Such a beautiful post. I was blessed as I traveled the colors of redemption.

Joyfully,
Pamela

Michelle said...

Thank you for posting this Karen.
I shared the video on my facebook page.

I wish you a joy-filled Resurrection Sunday also!

Nicole said...

I love this Karen! It is so beautiful and so very true!!!
He has done so much for us!!

Have a great week!

Finally Free said...

Hi Karen,
This made me think of the movie "The Passion" that I rewatched this weekend. When Jesus looks at His Mother when He is carrying the cross and says, "I am going to make all things new" it make me cry every time.

His live has definitely changed my life in so many ways.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Blessings,
Tammy

Missie said...

This is neat, thank you for sharing!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Very Beautiful! Praise Him !!!!!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Mildred said...

Such a moving post Karen. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter.

sarah said...

this is totally cool.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This post is beautiful!! Love the colors, they mean so much...

Cherie Hill said...

This was beautiful Karen . . . praying you have a wonderful Easter filled with the awesome presence our our risen Christ!
Blessings,
Cherie

Carolyn said...

Beautiful post, Karen. May you and your family have a blessed Easter. Carolyn

Sharon Lynne said...

Thank you for sharing this. We truly need to pause and think deeply about what Christ has done for us.

Connie Arnold said...

This is beautiful, Karen. The imagery and words are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing the blessing.

tiffany @ tea with tiffany said...

Beautiful. I love the cross and the price Christ paid to free all of us. He is risen. He is love and we are His bride. Praise HIM.

Thanks, friend.

Tiffany

Kerrie said...

Dear Karen

Wow! A wonderful post that stirs all the emotions of my soul.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

May you and your loved ones be blessed this Easter weekend! May Christ’s message of eternal life fill you with love.

♥... In His Love, Kerrie

Melanie Redd said...

Karen,

What a beautiful message of the cross! What a clear explanation of the Gospel.

Thanks for sharing...

Blessings,
Melanie

Laurie said...

"The tide of glory swells as grace-filled tears of joy fall" - oh, yes, they fall...thank you, Karen, for sharing this. May you and your precious family be filled with the joy of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ as you celebrate His resurrection.

Faith Imagined said...

Wow! This is amazing! I loved the use of color! I HIGHLY suggest folks check out the youtube video! It is such a blessing!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Beautifully penned, Karen. You've taken me to the cross and remembrance with your words. Thank you.

peace~elaine

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