Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle, Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler Pontius Pilate.

The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture and loss of blood.

Jesus Christ, a descendant of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was the Son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted Mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by His mother, Mary, His faithful Apostles, numerous disciples and many other followers.

Jesus was self-educated and spent most of his adult life working as a Teacher. Jesus also occasionally worked as a Medical Doctor and it is reported that he healed many patients. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry and helping the poor.

Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father's Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which He foretold His death.

The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need.

8 comments that make my day!:

A Little About Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

WONDER-ful post!Bless you for sharing your faith! Happy Easter. Sharon

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Thank you for your post today, Lorie. This is a somber day for Christians and I feel so humble that Christ went through horrific pain for me to save me from my sins.
Easter Blessings.

JenR said...

Thank You, Lorie.

Lori Kae said...

Amen. Lorie, Thank you this beautiful post to honor Jesus!

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful post Laurie. happy easter to you and your family

Christi said...

Wow Lorie...this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for posting this. He is risen indeed!

Bonnie said...

WOW...brought tears to my eyes also. Where would we be if not for that shedding of blood? LOST. Our God is truly an awesome God.

Creative Mish said...

This is fabulous! I hope you don't mind if I post your link on my facebook. I want all my friends to read it.