Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Resurrection!

We had a really great Resurrection day today! We were fortunate that my mom was able to come for a visit and we all went to church together. We had a wonderful message this Easter morning. The kind of message that makes me think and ponder. What makes Easter so special? HE BORE OUR CURSE! That is what makes Easter so special. Jesus bore our curse so that we may receive justification! When I think on this, it makes me think about one of my many favorite songs "Power of the Cross" And this verse in particular...
"Oh, to see my name written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death; Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

This, the power of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath-
We stand forgiven at the cross."

Christ took our sin upon Himself and bore it (HE BORE OUR CURSE) so that we stand forgiven! Now that is something to celebrate!

After church we had a huge lunch and the kids hunted eggs. They had so much fun!

Below are some pictures of our day.

Jack and Madeline after church.

The kids with some of their buddies...Noah, Jack, Madeline, Elizabeth, and Hannah Grace

Jack and Madeline with Meme (my mom)

Jack and Madeline with Pops and Granna (Jason's parents)

Family photo op after hunting the eggs.

Jack, Madeline, and me

The kids checking out the treats inside their eggs.

Jack found an egg.

Madeline found an egg.

Below is a video of Jackson. He is explaining the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (be sure to pause the music player at the bottom of the blog before watching the video)


Misty said...

The video of Jackson is so sweet! I love to hear children sharing such wondeful truths about our Lord and Savior!

KristinRanae said...

Such a beautiful and sweet family! I know you are so proud:)

Where did you find Madeline's "M" shirt? I want to get one of those for Ryn:)

Jessica said...

Thanks Misty! I love to hear it too :)

Kristin~ I got Madeline's shirt at Wal-Mart (the solid color tees for like $3) then I took it to Becky at B B's (in Saks). She has a huge bin of scrap fabric and I just sit in her floor and go through until I find the one I like and she sews it on and monograms it for me.

Nancy said...

So happy you were together this Easter & all of your pictures are wonderful!!

Nancy said...

Jackson is right on with his video!! He is so precious!

Tamara said...

Jess, What a beautiful family you have! The video of Jack is so precious...priceless! You are truly blessed!

Love you guys,

The Terrells said...

so cute- glad we both have good taste!!

The Allen Family said...

how precious is that video? jack is SO smart and i just love his raspy little voice!! :)

great easter pictures! aren't we so blessed with such wonderful sermons!!

Briana said...

The video is awesome!!! Jackson is one smart kid!!! And precious too!! Tell him Aunt Nanna says Hi!!