Good Friday and the Symbol of His Promise


For many Christians around the world, today is Good Friday, a very somber day of rememberance of the sacrifice made by our Lord, Jesus upon the cross, when He gave His life for the sins of all mankind, that we who believe in Him may have eternal life.  Every year, on this day, my heart weighs heavily in my chest, but thankfully, this is NOT the end!   We have hope renewed, on Easter morning, because the light of Christ came back into our lives when God raised Jesus from the grave to new life for all eternity!

This Easter, I finally put the finishing touches on a very beautiful piece, that I have had in my WIP box for quite a while, but this year I was determined that it would be finished in time to hang up for Easter.  It is appropriately titled "Easter's Promise", by Mike Vickery.  I absolutely loved stitching this wonderful design with it's beautiful cross, surrounded by the beauty of spring's glorious blooms of colour too.
                                     Materials:  Navy 28 Count Lugana
                                                              DMC Fibers
                                                              Brass Hammered Double Bell Pull

Just thought that you might enjoy a few close-up views too.  This is truly one of my most treasured pieces that I have ever stitched.  

This is one of my favorite hymns, called 
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"
(by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748)

"When I survey the wondrous cross,
On which the prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.  Amen.

Easter Blessings!

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