Another Good Friday: John 15:13

Jesus the Christ

This scripture is still true to this day.  All over the world there are people who lay down their lives for the sake of others.  Some do it to save lives, some do it in an attempt to help others live in freedom or some other principle they hold dear.  Christ gave His life over 2000 years ago to save the world and to this day many mock him and his followers just as they mocked him before his brutal murder.  Blessedly God’s people will have the last laugh.  Evil thought that it had won that day but thankfully love never dies and instead His sacrifice has been life saving to billions throughout all these years.  There has never been anyone like Him and never will be again.  I’m talking about Jesus.  Being obedient even unto death He was able to live again in paradise like his people will someday.

Don’t be afraid to take up your cross and follow him.  Dare to be a hero to somebody.  Evil is weak but love is strong, selfless and endless.

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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.       Martin Luther King Jr

A Sign in The Rainbow?

You be the judge.

I have always called rainbows God’s promise for as long as I can remember.  The picture you see is from a batch of photos to be processed the morning of the nations worse blackout in the summer of 2003.  August 14th to be exact.  I dropped off about 10 rolls of film to be developed on my way to work that morning, only to have all the power go out in our area later that day.  I started wondering what condition my film might be in because of this.  Anyone who knows anything about processing film knows that timing is crucial or the film is ruined.  I prayed that my film did not get damaged but had to wait for days to find out because of the length the power outage lasted in my area.

All my pictures appeared to be ok as I began to examine them one by one.  I started going through them to find one large stain on a picture and found the negative was stained from chemical residue.  It appeared to me to be the figure of a king of olden times.  Actually like the times when Christ lived.  It appears to be a man with beard and crown in a robe holding a staff.  The image was created during a really odd manifestation of “power”, man literally lost his.  As a child of God, just sayin’.  

In the first picture I have only sharpened this image and cropped it so you can see what I’m referring to.  The second picture I negatived the image and enhanced the lines.   

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