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".... He was pierced for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by His wounds we are healed."
~Isaiah 53:5




*just wanted to share with you what Josh cemented into our woodstove hearth this week. We brought back the nail from The Cross at Soulfest.....the Crown of Thorns ring has been one of my keepsakes for years. It will remind us daily of what Jesus Christ did for us and how much He loves us....

.....ok back to the construction zone.



Hope you have a beautiful weekend~

xox
*~Michelle~*

18 comments:

Joyce said...

This is very cool...Have a great weekend!

ps-my word verification is preach...you go!

Andrea said...

Love the reminder!
Beautiful! Thanks for being a special friend.
Hugs,
andrea

Denise said...

Awesome reminder.

Mich said...

Wow! Love it!

Are you going to post pictures of the BIG makeover?

amanda said...

love it. praying the construction zone is lots of fun! ;0)

and when we drove out to see you we drove right by the sign for Puxnsutawney and i remember laughing and on tuesday i was like DUH that's where i saw that before. whew. yes i'm a blonde. ;0)

Shark Bait said...

That cross/crown is so awesome!

Isn't that the verse you inked on your son for his birthday?

Beth E. said...

That's awesome...what a great idea!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself!

rcubes said...

You crack me up that you found time to post this pic despite the work!!! But thank you for sharing this awesome reminder!

What better way to see it every single day to know that we are already "victors" because of our faith. Glory to God! Have a blessed weekend and God bless always.

Ike said...

“Abraham, Abraham! ...Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing
to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your
only son, from Me.”

At the voice of the Lord, Abraham raised his eyes, and found a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. He took the ram and offered him up in the place of his son. He then named that place YHWH-jireh or “The Lord will provide.” It is a faithful saying that remains until this day, “In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.” As the curtains draw to a close on this epic moment in history, not only Abraham, but also everyone who has ever read this account breathes a sigh of relief that the boy is spared. We think to ourselves what a beautiful end to the story, but it was not the end, it was a mere intermission!

Two thousand years later, the curtain opens again. The background is dark and ominous.
At center stage is the Son of God on Mount Calvary. He is bound by obedience to the will of His Father. He hangs there bearing the sin of His people. He is accursed - betrayed by His
creation and forsaken of God. Then, the silence is broken with the horrifying thunder of God’s wrath. The Father takes the knife, draws back His arm, and slays “His Son, His only Son, whom He loves.” And the words of Isaiah the prophet are fulfilled:

“Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed
Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed... But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief.”

The curtain is drawn to a close on a slain Son and a crucified Messiah. Unlike Isaac there was no ram to die in His place. He was the Lamb who would die for the sins of the world. He is God’s provision for the redemption of His people. He is the fulfillment of which Isaac and the ram were only shadows. In Him, Mount Calvary is renamed “YHWH-jireh” or “The Lord will provide.” And it is a faithful saying that remains until this day, “In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.” Calvary was the mount and salvation was provided. Thus, the discerning believer cries out, “God, God, I know you love me since you have not withheld your Son, your only Son, whom You love, from me.”

It is an injustice to Calvary that the true pain of the Cross is often overlooked by a more romantic, but less powerful theme. It is often thought and even preached that the Father looked down from heaven and witnessed the suffering that was heaped upon His Son by the hands of men, and that He counted such affliction as payment for our sins. This is heresy of the worst kind. Christ satisfied divine justice not merely by enduring the affliction of men, but by enduring and dying under the wrath of God. It takes more than crosses, nails, crowns of thorns, and lances, to pay for sin. The believer is saved, not merely because of what men did to Christ on the Cross, but because of what God did to Him - He crushed Him under the full force of His wrath against us. Rarely is this truth made clear enough in the abundance of all our Gospel preaching!

~*Michelle*~ said...

SB, yes...good memory! My son, Hunter has "....and by His stripes, we are healed" ~Isaiah 53:5 tattooed on his forearm!

Fresh Ink

Mich...yes, I have been taking progress photos along the way. We are about 60% done. Next is ceilings, paint and tile. Then the best part....decorating and furnishing. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Ike...wow! That was awesome!

"Two thousand years later, the curtain opens again." gave me chills.

I think you bring up a great reminder here:

"It takes more than crosses, nails, crowns of thorns, and lances, to pay for sin. The believer is saved, not merely because of what men did to Christ on the Cross, but because of what God did to Him - He crushed Him under the full force of His wrath against us. Rarely is this truth made clear enough in the abundance of all our Gospel preaching"

Thanks for visiting....

Bill (cycleguy) said...

With my first look I thought I was looking at someone rock climbing. lol. Only after reading your thought did I see much more. I like the reminder and hope it will always be that to you and your family.

Faith Imagined said...

Just beautiful! I pray your weekend is going well!

Alisa Hope

christy rose said...

That is so cool!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

your blog is always the perfect opposite of my spazzy one! I heart you for it!!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! What a beautiful reminder!

S. Etole said...

powerful picture ...

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