“……and you say DEATH is defeated?”


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Lenten Journey – Day 46
Biblical Scripture: John 20:1-18
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Cloaked Monk

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7-Apr-12: John 20:1-18

 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“……and you say DEATH is defeated?”

 

 

 

As all friends tumbled and stumbled and leapt and crept every so high,

Each friend, each critter and unfolk, pondered and wandered in mind of each.

As all friends loved and helped and pushed and pulled each the other with sigh,

Each friend, each heart, each mind, each soul ever throbbed with joys to teach.

 

 

“Oh, Dear Crow; oh Dear Brid, oh Dear Fly, mayisnt we be too near the edgies?”

“Oh, Winged Ones so high, do ye not leadsies usses far to close to cliffsies?”

“Ah, ye faint of heart, ye never minding of The One, the Risen o’er all dredgies!”

“Know ye not, The One has gone afore ye in death and won and risen so spiffsies!”

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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. totsymae1011
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 07:10:53

    Patience is a virtue, yeah?
    Sometimes, we have to keep reminding ourselves ’cause ‘to err is human.’
    Just trying to help the unfolks out. 🙂

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 23:36:33

      Oh, yes, Tots! We ABSOLUTELY need to be reminded, just like these critters and unfolks–for that is what we all are on the inside. Love having you visit regularly again here! Bless you, dear Tots!

  2. willowdot21
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 15:27:01

    In dread terror the critterly ones, the unkolkes, the creeping crawling jumpinp dragging one all cried out in fear of falling to the leaders in the sky who answered “Ah, ye faint of heart, ye never minding of The One, the Risen o’er all dredgies!”
    “Know ye not, The One has gone afore ye in death and won and risen so spiffsies!” And every one, thing stopped and listened!! Old Crow most impatient now said! “Yee needes faith for themes that believeses in the One the true One must haveses faith in the One. Know ye he has passed this way, we walkes in his footies we followes in his waysees no harm no badseeses commin our way ! No falling offes no tumblin grumblin rumblin no hurtsess no harmses we walk es his path” So happily skippin and a trippin they went critters, unfolkeses and the creeping crawling jumpinp dragging ones all happily in the light having the faith in the One!

  3. Cat Forsley
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 19:30:04

    “As all friends loved and helped and pushed and pulled each the other with sigh,

    Each friend, each heart, each mind, each soul ever throbbed with joys to teach….”
    XX

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 23:38:48

      Thank you SO MUCH for picking out these particular lines here, Cat! We are all together in the love, the work, the climbing, the pushing and pulling on our way into the Ultimate Light, are we not?

      • Cat Forsley
        Apr 10, 2012 @ 23:41:34

        WE ARE !!!!!
        I JUST WROTE ON YOUR OTHER POST —- !!!!
        THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL CONVERSATION TODAY …….
        YOU MAKE ME SMILE – AND YOU LIGHTEN THE LOAD FOR MANY MANY PEOPLE BY POSTING AND WRITING WHAT YOU DO ………
        LOVE YOU !!!

        • granbee
          Apr 11, 2012 @ 00:05:14

          OH, Cat, I do so enjoy these conversations with you–and am bowled away by your very enthusiastic compliment to my writing, posting and commenting!

          • Cat Forsley
            Apr 11, 2012 @ 00:15:07

            DITTO SISTER —– !!!!!!!!!!
            WE SHARE A LOT OF SPECIAL MOMENTS – YOU SHOULD SEE ME ON THIS SIDE OF THE COMPUTER !!!! IN TEARS – GOOD TEARS A LOT OF THE TIME …….
            THANK YOU FOR THE COURAGE AND KINDNESS TO BE SO HON EST WITH YOU XO

            • granbee
              Apr 12, 2012 @ 01:27:36

              Cat, I am beyond blessed to think of your joy through our communications!

              • Cat Forsley
                Apr 12, 2012 @ 06:55:20

                HOPE HOPE HOPE YOU HAD A BRILLIANT DAY XOXOXO
                SENDING MUCH MUCH LOVE XOXOXO C

                • granbee
                  Apr 13, 2012 @ 02:01:14

                  Wonderful day, Cat! Given your name, did you know yesterday was National Pet Appreciation Day? And I am now so very happy, because my daughter did just notify me of her happy receipt of her birthday package the day before her b’day! AND I have an illustrator for my narrative poetry series! AND caught up with my son’s and daughter’s respective flick photo pages new posts and all family members new FB postings!

                  • Cat Forsley
                    Apr 13, 2012 @ 02:08:17

                    GOOD :)))))) ALL GREAT STUFF XOXOXOXO
                    MISSED YOU 🙂
                    I JUST CAME BACK FROM CHOIR WITH THE LITTLE ONES – AND JUST WRITING UP A POST OF APPRECIATION – THERE IS A REALLY HUMBLED FEELING IN MY HEART TODAY …….
                    THERE IS NO” WHY ” ANYMORE –
                    I AM JUST AM SO SO GRATEFUL ………
                    LOVE YOU XO
                    AND WILL SHOW YOU IN ABOUT AN HOUR WHEN I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO LINK – LINKS UP 🙂
                    XOXOXO
                    ALL WONDERFUL NEWS FROM YOU 🙂
                    MAKES ME SMILE XOXOXO
                    CAT

  4. writinggomer
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 08:37:22

    I so do love that passage in John. Mary is standing at the tomb crying, and the risen Lord says her name…I just love that. The realization washes over Mary that Jesus is alive! This is a beautiful scene I think.

    Amazing to think that when we die, only this tent will expire. Our Spirit will be unbound from the body, and will go to be with the Lord right away…never having to experience true death thanks to Jesus sacrifice…Wow!

    Hope you had a great Easter Rose.
    Blessings
    Greg

    • granbee
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 01:26:52

      Yes, Greg, every time I have ever imagined myself as Mary, the mother of Jesus, hearing her risen Son’s voice calling her name, I just feel as if I am standing on gilded clouds under rainbows way up high with bluebirds singing all around! How very wonderful to go immediately to be with our Lord when this old fleshly tent is dropped away! Beyond Wow, Greg!

  5. Sue Dreamwalker
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 03:48:08

    Arrgh Granbee… for those who but would know it.. as we do.. There IS no Death.. only a glorious re-birth… 🙂 wonderful post..

  6. cottonbombs
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 03:39:44

    Rose! You are right. Fear of Death is for the faint of heart. I agree with Woody Allen: I’m not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

    • granbee
      Apr 16, 2012 @ 22:34:09

      Yes, we would all like to just out, like turning off a light bulb, wouldn’t we? Since we all know death will come somewhow, sometime, it is just NUTS to go around being afraid of it! You are so right!

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