Friday, April 22, 2011

Reflections on Good Friday

The mob that hounded Christ from Jerusalem to "the place of a skull" has never been dispersed, but is augmenting yet, as many of the learned men of the world and great men of the world come out from their studies and their laboratories and their palaces, and cry, "Away with this man! Away with him!" The most bitter hostility which many of the learned men of this day exercise in any direction they exercise against Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Saviour of the world. (Thomas De Witt Talmage; 1832-1902)

(18-55mm  f9.0  1/25 sec  ISO200)


26 comments:

darlin said...

Rick this is a beautiful reflection, both on Easter and in your photo.

I love reflections, there's something about them that leaves a lasting impression on me. I don't know what it is quite yet but one day I might figure it out.

Happy Easter once again! :-)

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful Reflections both in words and photo Rick.
Easter Blessings to you and your family.

ju-north said...

Thank you for this! Blessings to you all!

CarreraCaballo said...

Wow . . . Trees are growing upside down in water :-D
Nice catch :-)

Greetz,


Joseph

Marty said...

Oh là là !de l'autre côté de
l'Atlantique on vit la tête en bas ?
ça me donne le vertige !!
j'aime les reflets dans l'eau !
beautiful !
bisous flottant dans l'eau !

pumpkydine said...

Blown Away! So simple a shot, so simple a scene, yet so deep in what one can carry away from this picture. A perfect combination of illumination on one side and darkness on the other side of the rocks and tree while the upside down view throws the mind into a quandry. Outstanding! The picture draws me to the left, wanting to see the source of the gentle light. Thanks my friend and blessings on this Easter! HE LIVES!

Farmchick said...

Wonderful words and the reflection is superb in your photo.

Cat said...

Oh, and what a wonderful and gracious Savior He is! Happy Easter to you, Rick, and your family.

Sharon M said...

Gorgeous photo!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely picture and thought.Praise God,we serve a risen Savior.

Saz said...

What an amazing photo! And I love the quote you've put in too. Lovely. (:

S. Etole said...

Needful reflection ...

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Amazing reflections, Rick!

well done.

Great quote, too.

Happy Easter to you and your family!

teca said...

Thank you! An important reflection accompanied by a wonderful image!
And again I leave a big hug wishing a HAPPY EASTER to you and yours!
Many chocolates and lots of beijos to cheer up your Sunday!
Hallelujah, Jesus rose again!
Love.
( ),,( )
(=':'=)
(,,)♥(,,)

CarreraCaballo said...

One more thing: Happy Easter and what a remarkable quote!

Greetz,


Joseph

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

A great reflection. Nice one.

Happy Easter

Soraia B. said...

I love it! :D

Cicero Sings said...

An interesting quote!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Perfect image for thoughtfully pondering today and tomorrow's meaning.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photo I love those delicious and warm reflections in the water.

Rick said...

Thank you, Darlene ! I hope you had a great Easter.

Thank you, Lisa. We did have a wonderful Easter, and I hope yours was also.

You're welcome, Julia - I trust you had a blessed Easter.

LOL Joseph - some days you have to be good and not just lucky ;-) I hope your Easter was a good one.

Rick said...

Ha ha, Marty - non, we try to keep our head up but sometimes it helps to look at life differently ;-) A few upside-down bisous pour toi !

Thank you, Randy ! I trust you and your family were richly blessed too on this Easter as we celebrated together and around the world !

Thank you, Farmchick !

Thanks Cat - so wonderful to share this great annual celebration with so many fellow bloggers ! He truly lives !

Rick said...

Thanks for visiting, Sharon, and your nice comment. Hope to see you here again.

Thank you, Ruth. Praise Him indeed !

Thank you, Saz. Twice ! ;-)

Yes. Thanks Susan.

Thank you kindly, Betty. I hope your Easter was a blessed one for you and yours.

Rick said...

Hallelujah teca ! Many thanks too. I'm a little late getting back to respond to people and will have to leave visits till tomorrow. I hope your Easter was wonderful and that your week is too. Many beijos for you teca - I shall be around soon for a visit. (Lovely drawing ;-)

Thanks Fábio ! I hope you had a blessed Easter.

Obrigado Soraia !

Thank you Cicero - I believe it's still very true today !

Thank you Elizabeth. I hope you too had a blessed Easter !

Gracias Leovi. Have a great week !

Marty said...

j'aime beaucoup les photos où le
monde est à l'envers !
j'aime cette photo Rick
plein de bisous pour you la tête à l'endroit !

Rick said...

Merci Marty ! Ha - the world does seem à l'envers, doesn't it ! Many warm bisous for you this weekend - right side up ;-)