Good Friday

“For God so loved the world he gave his one and only Son, for whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world  through him.”  John 3:16-17



Tonight at the Good Friday service, the lights will be low in the sanctuary, with one spotlight on a wooden cross.  Each person will first write his/her  sin on paper and then  stand in line to knee at the foot of the cross, take a nail, and hammer it to the cross.  This we do to remember the miracle of Christ’s willing sacrifice to  pay the debt  of sin for all who believe in Him. People will leave silently, rejoicing

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies ; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ ”  John 11:25-26












About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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20 Responses to Good Friday

  1. LAMarcom says:

    Dear Anne,
    I love this post.
    I love the words.
    Such beautiful words.
    Words we all need today
    Such a beautiful image/photo.
    I respect all beliefs, yet I have none.
    But I do respect them.
    All of them
    (Except Scientology)
    Great post
    (I do hope I have not offended)
    Would never be my intent.
    Happy Good Friday.
    Peace and Love,


    • annetbell says:

      Dear Lance, I was surprised to see your like as I knew you profess no faith. And of course , you haven’t offended. Faith is a mystery. . . . so simple for some of us to accept and so difficult for others. We each have to decide for ourselves. I respect your decision as well. You are a kind and gentle man! Peace to you !


      • LAMarcom says:

        Thank you.
        It is difficult to be an atheist.
        We are just as persecuted as any person of faith.
        I do appreciate you for remaining a friend.
        *steps off of soap box; busts his knee in the process*


      • annetbell says:

        In my travels both physical and spiritual, I have found that that there is a connection between people of faith though the tenants of the faiths may be far apart. I don’t always have that connection with atheists but I try to be respectful to treat everyone the way I would like to be treated. The good old Golden Rule, which I see in your life,too!


  2. LAMarcom says:

    I concur.
    Anne, you know I have traveled…and a lot too.
    Made many many friends.
    Most had a god.
    Yet, the human decency was always the thing I sought.
    And I always found it.
    Even within myself.
    So, yes, I understand you (and I do live by The Golden Rule–I do not need a bible to make it so)
    Always have lived by that rule.

    You have been very nice to me.
    Some of my Christian friends have not–they recoil–but then, I guess they were not friends, now were they?

    This I will not forget. (your kindness and understanding)

    Gotta go (I fear I have imposed upon your time far too much already, but these are things I am passionate about, and just cannot shut up–but I will make an effort)


  3. Laura says:

    Beautiful message and that featured picture almost makes me tear up. Thank you.


  4. Connie says:

    We are called to love, serve and forgive one another. These things I have always seen in you Anne.


  5. Connie says:

    BTW love reading your posts… helps me keep up with you. Went to the RMRE 20th Reunion last night and saw soooooo many old friends. (old…tongue in cheek). Thought of those who couldn’t make it, you. Many went to Nando’s to gather together and talk, toast, and catch up on our lives. Dear friends and memories. Hope you are well.


    • annetbell says:

      Soooo good to hear from . I saw news about the celebration and it sounded great. Thanks for thinking of me.

      I am thankfully well even using exercise equipment and have lost some weight. Dbell said we were the only people to come home from India having gained weight.

      Big news is Dean asked David to take students to India like in 2013 next January. So happy as we really wanted to return. But I am reminded of Proverbs saying , man makes his plans but God has the final say !
      So happy you are reading the blog. makes me ever so happy !.

      Easter blessings! Xx


  6. Reblogged this on Luis Batista "Amichi" and commented:
    All of sudden, I got a little inspired because of the wonderful post, therefore with your permission, I’d like to re-blog it.


  7. y. prior says:

    wonderful post! and happy Easter to ya! 🙂


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