Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hallelujah - He is Risen!

Happy Easter Sunday, everyone! I hope that you celebrate Christ today in everything that you do, and that you take the time to thank Him for everything He has done for you... and everything He has done for us.
For me, it has been a rugged couple of months, punctuated by so much happiness and abundant blessings. Exactly 5 years ago today, I flew to New York City for the first time in my entire life, traveling with my dear Aunt Joy, and my mom, Hope. Joy had encouraged me to apply to a photography school in Manhattan, and we were going to check it out. She paid for the entire trip. 
Five years later, I am a professional photographer, and this is my Aunt's first Easter in Heaven.
And so these days I live my life like this verse from Matthew: "afraid yet filled with joy..." for the days that are to come, and for the purpose of the cross.

John 20:1

John 20:2

John 20:2

John 20:4

John 20:8

John 20:9

John 20:12

John 20:15

John 20:17

John 20:17

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” 
Matthew 28:1-10

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