Archive | March 2016

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In His hand is the life of every creature. Job 12:10

Photo: Marge McCoy

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All Creatures Week

Yesterday was Easter. Our blog featured the song, Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks to the Risen Lord. There were several Alleluia’s in that chorus. As we move past Easter week our focus this week will be All Creatures of Our God and King. From the creation story all through the Bible we see nature rise up to acknowledge the glory and majesty of God. We want to feature some of God’s beautiful animals this week. Let’s continue to say Alleluia and join our voices with the chirps, chants, babblings and roars of His creation. We hope you enjoy our All Creatures week.

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The simple believe every word, but the prudent considers well his steps. Proverbs 14:15

Photo: Ruth Diane Handley Domigan

Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

Alleluia! Give Thanks

We, at About These Things, wish all of our readers a blessed EASTER. May your heart sing Alleluia and your lips give Praise as you reflect on the truth behind the Empty Tomb. God Bless You All.

Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

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Alleluia, alleluia!
Give thanks to the risen Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Give praise to his name.

1. Jesus is Lord of all the earth;
He is the king of creation.
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2. Spread the good news o’er all the earth:
Jesus has died and has risen.
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3. We have been crucified with Christ;
Now we shall live forever.
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4. Come, let us praise the living God;
Joyfully sing to our Savior.
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Music and Lyrics: Donald Emry Fishel (1973)
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo used with permission

Empty Tomb Of Jesus Pictures

An Easter Message

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Darkness covered the earth that Calvary-day,
While Jesus, Lamb of God, hung on His cross.
Nail-torn hands and feet, harsh pain and tears;
Agony of battered body — such a loss!

How I wish I could have stood beside Him,
Just to bathe His wounds and help Him bear;
And yet ~ my head hangs downs with shame to say it ~
It was my sin and yours that put Him there.
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Brightness filled the earth that Sunday morning
While Jesus, Son of God, walked through the land!
Death could not hold Jesus Christ its prisoner;
Oh, no, He could not stay in death’s cold hand!

“He lives again!” The cry filled every city;
Such wondrous news, no cover-up could hide.
He lives again! Over sin and grave victorious!
Oh, come, and see the spear-thrust in His side.
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Now tell me, do you know the glorious message
The Easter story has for me and you?
Because He lives, we know our sins are pardoned
If we believe the things He said are true .

“Come close to Me today, all ye that labor;
If sin still weighs you down, I’m calling you.
Believe Me, and receive Me as your Saviour.
Your sin I’ll take, and give My Life to you!”
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Who could ignore the call of such a Saviour;
A Friend Who loves so much, He’s willing to die?
Who could reject His gift of sins-forgiven?
Who could toss His loving grace aside?

Easter speaks of resurrection promise;
The promise of new life in heaven above;
And glorious is the Easter of a Christian,
For in His heart is Christ, the King of Love!

Poem by Connie Faust
Photo by Elizabeth Pike