Hello folks, this is Penny! I have returned from my great trip to Oklahoma. It was very special, and I look forward to when I can gather the pictures together here for you to see. I was glad to find that after my absence the farm was a little more advanced toward springtime. And now in celebration of Easter, I would like to share with you some pictures of the early flowers I found.
Easter is the celebration of the Giver of Life! The triumphant resurrection of Jesus after He poured out His life in love for us on the cross. I like to celebrate Easter with sunshine and the grand old hymns that tell our Savior’s story in poem. Let me share some with you… Now, if only I could include the swelling music!!
In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see; For twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died To pardon and sanctify me. So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross…. ( The Old Rugged Cross, by George Bennard) See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down; Did e’re such love and sorrow meet Or thorns compose so rich a crown? (When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, by Isaac Watts) “Man of Sorrows”, what a name, For the Son of God who came Ruined sinners to reclaim! Hallelujah! what a Savior! (Hallelujah! What a Savior!, by Philip Bliss)
(Jesus Paid It All, by Elvina M. Hall) All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife, But He made something beautiful of my life. (Something Beautiful, by Bill and Gloria Gaither) (Christ Arose!, by Robert Lowry)
Is there a dark domain in your life?Lives again our glorious King; Allelujah! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Allelujah! Dying once, He all doth save: Allelujah! Where thy victory, O grave? Allelujah! (Christ the Lord is Risen Today, by Charles Wesley) (He Lives, by Alfred H. Ackley) I know that my Redeemer liveth, And on the earth again shall stand; I know eternal life He giveth, That grace and pow’r are in His hand. (I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, by Jessie B. Pounds) Let every kindred, every tribe, On this terrestial ball, To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all. (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, by Edward Perronet)
Soar we now where Christ has led, Allelujah! Following our exalted Head; Allelujah! Made like Him, like Him we rise; Allelujah! Ours the cross, the grave, the skies. Allelujah! (Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, by Charles Wesley) Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus, Deeper than the mighty rolling sea; Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain, All sufficient grace for even me; Broader than the scope of my transgressions, Greater far than all my sin and shame; O magnify the precious name of Jesus, Praise His Name!!! (Wonderful Grace of Jesus, by Haldor Lillenas)