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Of seven things you said while on the cross Dear Lord, the one that pierces so my heart Is what you said to Mary, suffering loss Your agony was tearing her apart You looked at her in tears there at your feet Her heart now torn by sword of prophecy And in your mind you heard her voice so sweet Her lullabies of love, your constancy You looked at her a widow sore distressed Her only hope impaled, about to die And there stood John who held her close, oppressed Before you said a word, they heard you sigh Though in the balance hung man’s destiny Your heart about to break from weight of sin Assured she’d share with you eternity With labored breath you gave her next of kin “Behold, your son,” you spoke with loving care Bequeathing John your mother, fainting there Jade Celeste To think that through the excruciating pain that He bore, Jesus was still worried about his mother's welfare! How can people not love someone so full of compassion for those around him? What could He have done that He left undone to show us the depth of His love? The Bible records seven things that Jesus said while on the cross: "I Thirst" "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." "Verily I say to you today, you will be with me in paradise." "Woman, behold thy son." "Father, why have you forsaken me?" "Into your hands, I commit my spirit." "It is finished!" Glorious words! "It is finished"...the plan of salvation is secured. The ransom has been paid by His substitutionary death. We can be forgiven! Happy Easter to all....He died...but He rose from the dead, and to all who believe in His name, He will grant eternal life!!! "He who has the SON, has LIFE." I John 5: 12...

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Date: 5/12/2015 1:14:00 AM
I love this, Eileen! I, too, was struck by Jesus' concern for His mother when He was in agony on the cross. Putting this one in my favs. A beautiful write! Love, Kim
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Date: 4/4/2015 3:49:00 AM
heart touching deeply beautifully penned amen sister adoring piece wishing you and your family dear pal a blessed easter
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/4/2015 5:48:00 PM
:) Thank you, Liam. I'm wishing you and your loved ones the very same thing. Have a wonderful Easter. Hugs
Date: 4/3/2015 8:03:00 PM
I have shivers reading this, been so busy during week days, what a delight to come here today and read this! Loved the footnotes too!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/4/2015 5:46:00 PM
Good to have you visit, Arthur. It's been a while. Hope all is well and that you are happy. :) Hugs
Date: 4/3/2015 4:18:00 PM
Amen sweet friend of mine..Thid is a favourite of mine xxx Happy Easter : )
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/4/2015 5:44:00 PM
Thank you for faving this, my dear. Happy Easter to you as well. Hugs
Date: 4/3/2015 10:03:00 AM
Amen to that! Beautiful words! Happy Easter and God bless!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/4/2015 5:41:00 PM
Thank you, Anna. Wishing you all the best as well.
Date: 4/3/2015 9:51:00 AM
Amen! This is such a wonderful perspective as seen through your motherly eyes. I am greatly touched Eileen. Another big hug!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/4/2015 5:39:00 PM
Thanks, Richard. One can only imagine the pain that Mary went through. This was the most shameful form of death....To see one whom you so love....in the throes of death....Even more amazing is the fact that Jesus provided for her before his imminent death. Amazing love.
Date: 4/3/2015 3:49:00 AM
Have a blessed Easter Eileen... Hugs Tim
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 4/3/2015 7:44:00 AM
Thanks, Tim. Same to you! Hugs