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Tyburn 03-24-2013 07:24 PM

What does Easter mean to you
 
I hope that A few of you will want to contribute to this thread :laugh: Maybe even Non Christians :ninja:

When I say the word ""easter" I am refering to "The Festival of The Crucifixtion and Ressurection of Jesus Christ" I am not referencing anything Pagan.

To me, Easter is an important time of year, not just because of the fact without the death and ressurection there is no ability for someone like me to have eternal life...but, more, because of the death and ressurection, someone like me actually does have eternal life...and what I struggle with most, and always have done...is the fact that I am 1) aware that someone like me does not deserve eternal life, and 2) that far from being a "Free" gift...which it is for me...it was NOT "Free" for the person who had to pay the price in order to fulfil the ability of exemption under the Law...and the thought of anyone being killed because of me is actually very hard for me to understand, and in many ways I feel horrible about the fact it had to happen.

Over the course of the last five years I created a short video, each year for easter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ3zaKv69zM (2009 The need for Salvation 2.53 in length)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF2hfXzS93E (2010 How To Deal With Persecution, 3.25 length)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3APhGXHB5rk (2011 Forgiveness length 2.12)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mqP9WnBKKQ (2012 The Ressurection Length 2.04)

Besides those above which are made by myself, I also present some other inspiring creations

Lament of the Mother of GOD by Tavaner...which is one of THE most beautiful pieces of music EVER composed!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSe35HZpZls

An Organ improvisation on the Crucifixtion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz8iRFv9su0

Karl Jenkins and his setting of the Literny of Stabat Mater
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ6A4ICwNb4

Karl Jenkins "And the mother did weep"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8VwY9zgdIc

Into the Tomb, and Ressurection from Hades by Tavener, one of the worst things you might ever hear :laugh:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyyszzc2kIQ

Bonnie 03-25-2013 04:21 PM

For me, it reminds me how much GOD loves us and how much He wants eternal life for us...with Him. :)

Neezar 03-25-2013 04:50 PM

Eggs! :w00t:



:laugh:

MattHughesRocks 03-26-2013 05:42 AM

I think of Jesus and for some reason it seems like every year at Easter time I have personal bad crap going on. It's the weirdest thing :blink:

County Mike 03-26-2013 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neezar (Post 199191)
Eggs! :w00t:



:laugh:

and don't forget the chocolate!

This year, Hailey isn't quite old enough to understand resurrection, etc. but she will enjoy a nice basket full of candy and the idea that Jesus went to live with his father in Heaven. We'll keep it simple.

rearnakedchoke 03-28-2013 01:49 PM

i have to admit .. i have moved away from Chrisitanity for a while now .. was in church yesterday for the first time in close to probably 9 years ... but this time of the year is always a time of reflection for me .. don't know ... here in Canada, Good Friday is a holiday, don't know if it is in most parts of the US, but i think with the stores being closed, schools closed, and most people off work, plus with all the biblical movies on tv, it kind of forces you to think and reflect on things ... well, for me at least it does ...

Tyburn 03-28-2013 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke (Post 199246)
i have to admit .. i have moved away from Chrisitanity for a while now .. was in church yesterday for the first time in close to probably 9 years ... but this time of the year is always a time of reflection for me .. don't know ... here in Canada, Good Friday is a holiday, don't know if it is in most parts of the US, but i think with the stores being closed, schools closed, and most people off work, plus with all the biblical movies on tv, it kind of forces you to think and reflect on things ... well, for me at least it does ...

All our retailors are open :sad: but only sunday trading hours :laugh:

and the only day they ever shut is Easter Sunday :laugh:

Tyburn 03-31-2013 11:36 AM

Happy Easter everyone...here is my Easter Dedicational for this year :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa6I1Fo6UM8


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