fairest of all – solc2018#31

On this last day of the month, the end of the Slice of Life Challenge to write every day in March has arrived. Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for this inspiration and this opportunity.

This year, March ends and April begins on a high note.

We celebrate Easter as the pinnacle of our faith, the gift of new life after the cold, empty sacrifice made by our Lord.

Fairest Lord Jesus,
Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.

Thank You, Lord, for Jesus.

I opened my front door to this view today:

Of course Easter comes in spring. New life springing up everywhere after the cold winter.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Evidence of renewal and growth in every twig, each blade of grass, even in the pollen floating through the air. All brought forth by the Master’s hand.

How I wished for this view in the cold days of winter. But I could do nothing to make it happen. Except wait… wait with hope and with faith. And now, here it is. Spring Beauty, indeed.

Thank You, Lord, for spring.

Last night, the first clear, cloud-free night in a while, the full moon lit the sky and warmed our hearts with its luminous glow. The moon is mesmerizing to me: always a puzzle, yet lovely and unfailing.

And today’s sunshine, wedged between cloudy days of yesterday and rain predicted for several tomorrows, is energizing and uplifting.

Fair is the sunshine,
Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast.

Thank You, Lord, for the Light and Hope that Easter brings.

8 thoughts on “fairest of all – solc2018#31

  1. It is special to be celebrating Easter this weekend. Our hearts and minds are more open at the end of this month of writing. Thank you for the beautiful reflection. Happy Easter! Praise God for the glorious hope we have!

  2. glenda funk says:

    I remember that hymn from my childhood and into my adult years. I love the way you wove it into these beautiful photos and reflection.

  3. Wow, that last photo!

  4. Judy Curtiss says:

    Beautiful slice – yes, spring and Easter – a time of rebirth and renewal. Love the hymn and pics. Thanks for sharing.

  5. caroline524 says:

    Thank you for the beautiful reflection. I say Amen and Happy Easter!

  6. Thank you for calling to mind a favorite hymn. The words are SO fitting with your thoughts and the beautiful pictures. He is the Fairest of All!

  7. Ramona says:

    Thanks for this beautiful, celebratory post of Jesus, springtime, Hope, and Light. I join you in gratitude for the gift of this Easter season. Love the picture just outside your front door.

  8. Alice Nine says:

    This is so beautifully done, from your opening: “We celebrate Easter as the pinnacle of our faith, ..’ to the words of “Fairest Lord Jesus” woven through your photographs and thoughts. Thank you for so much joy and celebration.

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