Remembering Christ's Sacrifice on Good Friday

Good Friday, Remembering Christ's sacrifice, carry a nail on Good Friday
Some things are best forgotten.
Others must be remembered. 

In the Old Testament, God repeatedly told the Israelites to remember they'd been slaves in Egypt before He freed them (Deuteronomy). When they forgot, they turned away from God.

Remembering is important.

Like the Isaelites, we also were enslaved...to sin and death. When Christ died on the Cross, He set us free. Once we believe, remembering keeps us headed in the right direction. 

There are many ways to remember Christ's Love throughout the year, and ways we can highlight His Love during special seasons like Easter.

I sometimes carry a small nail in my pocket a few days before Good Friday to remind myself of Christ's pain and my gain.

I encourage you to do something to keep your mind focused and your heart engaged with the real meaning of Christ's death and Resurrection. 

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10 comments:

  1. This is a timely post. I just prayed today that God would help me remember. I don't ever want to forget what He has brought me through!

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  2. I have decorated my mantel for Easter as well. I have a vase of silk forsythia i a tall vase with the palm from pPalm Sunday on the left. Next to it it a stack of books with a candle I made for Easter. It is a white pillar wrapped in tea dyed painter's canvas with a picture of Jesus as the Good Shepherd (Lamb of God) over the canvas and then I wrpped jute around it to remind me of His bonds. In the center of the mantel is a primitive wooden tray with a medium sized wooden cross my dad made, which has a strip of white cloth hanging from it.At the base are moss covered rocks and a dogwood flower. Behind it is a primitive chalkboard I made, which is blank now, but will have He is risen. He is risen indeed written on it for Easter. On the right side of the mantel is another stack of books with the Sandi Patti song about the risen Christ in a frame, and bedside it is a nest with three eggs--symbols of His rebirth and the Trinity. It's pretty simple, but it has meaning for me and for my Easter gusts. God bless you and give you peace. Soon we will be able to greet one another with "He is risen. He is risen indeed!"

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    1. What a wonderful combination of symbols. It sounds just beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the details. I hope other readers will enjoy your ideas too.

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  3. Ooopps--sorry about all the typos!Have a blessed Easter!

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  4. When my kids were younger we made resurrection cookies. Every ingredient and every action in the making/baking of these cookies sybolize part of the Easter story. You seal them in the oven overnight and take them out in the morning. they are hollow (emmpty tomb) merangues. Have you ever done that?

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    1. Last year (for the first time) I made resurrection rolls with my granddaughters. They enjoyed them, but they did not have as much symbolism as your cookies. Do you have a link that explains the cookies? I'd like to have it.

      When my children were at home, they each drew a picture of Jesus on the cross and hung it on the frig with a magnet. We put it up at 9AM and talked throughout the day how He was still hanging until 3PM when He died. I have all of their drawings from about 5 years old on, and I really treasure them. It gave them an appreciation for His suffering.

      Thanks for sharing, Dawn!

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  5. Oh Gail, This is a lovely reminder to carry that nail with you. We put a nail on our Christmas tree each year, symbolic that we use the tree to celebrate his birth and he was hung on the tree (cross) to bring us new life. I saw you over on the linky at A Pause on the Path. Blessings to you and thanks for the simple reminder that we need to remember and not just on Easter.

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  6. I've also hung nails on my Christmas tree, but not for several years...thanks for the reminder. I love hearing how others decorate with Christian symbols. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment.

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