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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happiest Easter



Some very good friends in our church group gave this CROWN OF THORNS plant to me several years ago.
It was so small that it was planted in a butter tub.

It was soooo tiny. I've kept it in a sunny, Southern window, watered when dry, fertilized lightly so as not to burn it and FINALLY, it has a few, little tiny red flowers on it.

 This all just serves as a reminder about our relationship with Jesus Christ...
 The more we care for it, the more it grows into something so beautiful.

Just look at those wicked thorns !! They always make me think of the CROWN OF THORNS our sweet Jesus wore and it reminds me of all HE went thru for you and for me.
Just the thought of this brings tears to my eyes. I always...ALWAYS, feel I never give enough back to HIM.
Such tiny little flowers and such HUGH thorns...
.I wonder if I keep putting it in a larger pot if it will continue to grow larger and larger; like the way HE puts us in different places in our lives that make us grow stronger in HIS spirit.
Every thing I've read about this pretty plant says the flowers will be tiny in size and few in number; like the Christians of God's great world.

We are growing in number by leaps and bounds. It just thrills me to death each time I see a new bloom on this plant...
the same feeling you get when you see a new Christian being born in the love of God.

I have the urge to give this plant twice the fertilizer it should have so there will be many more of the beautiful, red flowers. I'm afraid I'll kill it, tho, so I try to refrain from using too much.

Just like when I want to PUSH someone towards God but I know if I take it slow and easy, it will happen, through the Glory of God.
I do love this plant, thorns and all.......I do love our Savior, through the good times and through the bad.
                                                                                 
Just to know, beyond A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, that HE is ALWAYS beside us...through those good and bad times, makes me want to try harder and harder to GIVE BACK more of myself to HIM.
...to walk closer with Jesus Christ is my goal  EVERY SINGLE DAY.
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Every spring, I move this pot outside and it just grows and grows...

 my CROWN OF THORNS has been so beautiful..
As long as I nurture it...water...feed...trim...give it the right amount of light,
it continues to give me much pleasure...and it will, from now on, if I take care of it.
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We have to nurture our relationship with Jesus..water and feed it...give it the right amount of light, in other
words,
 WALK CLOSE WITH HIM...
and HE will continue to bless us more than we ever have imagined..
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Please make it YOUR goal, too, to have a closer  relationship
with our Savior, Jesus Christ..
Of all the things in this life and beyond,
HE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.
HE IS OUR ALL.

I wish all of you a most blessed Easter....
and I do love you all.
bj

<>< In HIS name.
 

27 comments:

  1. What a lovely, moving post. I am sending Easter wishes to you from our Stone House on the Hill in Greece, where Easter (in the Orthodox religion) won't be celebrated until May 1st. So today is a rather normal Sunday here - a planned power outage in mid-day for repair work to be done and an athletic event in the nearby village. But for us, it is Easter as well and I've decided that is another plus about Greece - I get to celebrate Easter twice! Happy day to you and yours~

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  2. Wishing you a Joyfilled Easter! I already know that it is for you! for me too!
    Happy Day
    xoxo
    vivian

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  3. Glad you are feeling better. You did a marvelous job on this Easter presentation.

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  4. Beautifully written and said. I love the plant it is very unique and a reminder of what Jesus went through. Have a blessed day and Happy Easter to you and your family. Madeline

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  5. Beautiful post and Happy Easter BJ…………….

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  6. Today you planted and watered seeds of faith. He will make them grow. Thank you for your faithfulness. It occurred to me this morning that celebrating the resurrection on Easter is like the beginning of a new year. So Happy New Year in Christ!

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  7. I have to agree with Gayle - you both planted and watered today. Thanks for the beautiful reminder of how much He loves us. I pray, like you, that I will walk closer with Him each day.

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    1. Dear Quilty, clicking on your name takes me to your Google + page and no link to your blog...you are also a NO REPLY emailer so no way to say THANKS for coming by with such sweet words.

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  8. Happy Easter bj. May the day bring many happy moment and blessings. Love your crown of thorns plant. Just proves the more we care and nurture something the better it gets. Happy Easter.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. What a wonderful sermon-in-a-pot you're growing! I've never seen one of those, and it's interesting, as well as uplifting, to hear the details and your own sweet testimony of its growth and your own.

    I hope you'll feeling much better, and are having a lovely Easter weekend with everybody you love and everybody who loves you,

    rachel

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  10. Wonderful writing! Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  11. What a beautiful post! No truer words! My prayer too that I'll grow closer to Him every day.
    I love your plant!
    Have a blessed Easter!

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  12. Happiest of Easters to you and yours bj! Yes and amen to your encouraging words here...

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  13. Happy Easter bj . . .
    Beautiful Crown of Thorns plant . . .

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  14. A beautiful post from a beautiful lady. Thank you.
    And Happy Easter to you, too. Everyday.

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  15. What a beautiful post, thank you for those encouraging words.

    In Jesus name, amen

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  16. Love this post, your plant and the story that went along with it! Slowly loving and caring makes it grow and bloom:) Have a blessed day dear B.J. Hope you are feeling better! HUGS

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  17. First I was going to compliment the header. And then I read the post. What a beautiful word you've given us to start the week. Your plant is so pretty. I wonder if you gave it more food if it would make more thorns. Best leave well enough alone. This was a beautiful word. I hope many come by and read this.
    Have a beautiful week. XXOO

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  18. What a precious post! I just love the way you compared your care of the plant to our walk with Jesus! Oh, I am SO thankful He arose and came out of that tomb and is now seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for us! I do love Him with all my heart....I don't ever remember loving Him more. It pains me to think of that awful crown of thorns and all He suffered all because of my sins. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post, you are such a dear blessing!

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  19. A very beautiful and inspiring post! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. This is such a lovely post BJ. You are so right, our relationship with Jesus need nurturing in order to become mature. I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  21. Oh sweet bj, if that's not the best post on nurturing our relationship with Jesus Christ! It brought tears to my eyes, in the happiest way. God bless you!

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  22. What a gorgeous plant -- and how you cared for it. (I kill plants, not intentionally usually...) It's a beautiful Easter story.

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  23. Happy Belated Easter, BJ, and I hope you and Mr. Sweet are feeling healthy and happy!

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xo bj