Friday, April 6, 2012

Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.

Running errands today in the big city of Nashville.
On the way home, I passed by one of the older wooden-framed churches, just up the street from where we live.
I glanced over, and there on the front lawn was this live display, young men, re-enacting in part, the suffering of Jesus Christ, and the two criminals on either side.
A poignant display, I was overcome with emotions and wept, and pulled over to the nearest spot, to pray.
I can't remember a time when I was so deeply moved.
Atonement was made for our sins.

22 comments:

Sewconsult said...

Wow, I bet that did strike you with emotions. Bet those guys are having a chilly day to do this, but after yesterday's terrible storm, I am thankful for the sun today. Happy Easter. The Lord bless you in this season.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

John Gray said...

powerful and moving

Sandra said...

thanks for sharing this with us, have a blessed Easter sunday

Shine said...

So thankful there are those willing to take time from their busy lives, so others (like us) will stop and remember. So thankful for God's blessings...and so thankful for special friends...like you! Blessings~~Shine

Star said...

That would have had me weeping too Jo. Must have felt very frightening to those young men, don't you think!

Susie said...

That had to be a heart touching moment, Jo. Sure brings Easter's reason to your mind and heart. Blessings to you, Susie

Grace said...

It must have been very powerful, because just reading what you wrote about it made me get teary-eyed. Blessings to you for posting this.

In Him
Grace

Deb said...

It would leave me numb. So powerful and humbling. Have a beautiful Easter. Hugs, Deb

Michelle said...

We have had this in my small town before. It is very moving.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, Just home from another trip--and trying to catch up a bit... What an awesome post today... Makes me cry also... I always enjoy our Maundy Thursday service at church and also our Good Friday service... VERY moving and emotional... BUT--then on Easter Sunday, he LIVES... Thanks be to God...

Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I can feel the emotion you felt-!
thank you for sharing this.
love
tweedles

Mary Ann said...

A very moving post, and a wonderful experience for you.

Jeri Landers said...

" Atonement was made for our sins", isn't that amazing??!
Joy to you this Easter!

vicki said...

Jo- that's a deeply moving reinactment- I really can't imagine the emotions that would bring forth. Powerful for sure.
Just wow----

Have a wonderful weekend.
Vicki

Mamabug said...

I would have been crying too. Easter is such a special time of the year. I love my lord for suffering and dying for me to have eternal life. Very precious post Jo, thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

wOw...This definitely is a head turner. Very powerful! I pray that it opened the eyes and hearts of people passing by to what Easter is really about.

Susie Swanson said...

Awww, this is beautiful..thank you for sharing . Happy Easter

Cozy in Texas said...

What a reminder!
Ann

L. D. Burgus said...

It is so wonderful that I have blogger friends who have a close relationship with our Lord.

The Old Farm Bell said...

God Bless! you Jo,

"For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son" John 3:16.

I would have reacted the same way. A humbling moment. We are Grateful for His sacrifice.

Happy are all who have Jesus in their lives. He is with you always.

Wishing you and your family a most beautiful Easter.

Peace & Hugs,
Marlene

Life 101 said...

It is a time of year for reflection. Touching post.

MMm.. said...

Poignant, for sure. Wonderful.