"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched- this we proclaim concerning the Word of life" (1John1:1).
I'm currently working through a prayer journal by Beth Moore (Whispers of Hope- 10 Weeks of devotional prayer) and I love every bit of it. Think the following piece was very relevant for Easter:
"...The Spirit birthed the church in the hearts of eyewitnesses- people who saw Christ with their own eyes and touched Him with their own hands. John watched as Jesus was transfigured on the mountain. He saw Christ raise the dead, He heard Jesus foretell His suffering and death on the cross; then he watched in horror at the fulfilment of every detail. He saw Mary Magdalene's expression when she came with the news of the empty tomb. He ran to see the evidence for himself. Later John gathered with the other disciples behind locked doors when Christ appeared among them. He saw Christ pierced hands and side with his own eyes..........
....Eyewitnesses. They watched their risen Saviour ascend into the heavens then lived the rest of their days on the passionate certainty of what they had seen...and touched...
...They didn't just believe, they knew...". Beth Moore.
So looking forward to this Easter long week-end. May your time be special and blessed.
Feel free to stop by my Easter Board on Pinterest for some fun Easter egg and Easter craft ideas.
Ps: the photo's from our recent trip to the bush. So many lovely thorn trees there.