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Friday, April 22, 2011

What do you need me for?

A reader sent this. I thought it was appropriate for Good Friday, the day we remember Someone who died for our sins.

If you never felt pain, then how would you know I am a Healer?

If you never had to pray, how would you know I am a Deliverer?

If you never had a trial, how could you call yourself an overcomer?

If you never felt sadness, how would you know that I am a Comforter?

If you never made a mistake, how would you know that I am a Forgiver?

If you knew all, how would you know that I will answer your questions?

If you never were in trouble, how would you know that I will come to your rescue?

If you never were broken, then how would you know that I can make you whole?

If you never had a problem, how would you know that I can solve them?

If you never had any suffering, then how would you know what I went through?

If you never went through the fire, then how would you become pure?

If I gave you all things, how would you appreciate them?

If I never corrected you, how would you know that I love you?

If you had all power, then how would you learn to depend on me?

If your life was perfect, then what would you need me for?


  1. That was a beautiful reminder of Christ's sacrificial love for us. We DO need Him! John 3:16

  2. Lovely reflection and paintings - thanks, Patrice. Jennifer

  3. This is just beautiful, Patrice, thank you. I hope you and your family have a lovely Easter!

  4. Happy Easter everybody.

  5. I honor and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    My own comments have been kept off this blog (on another topic), although there was nothing in them that was vile, hateful, foul, or lewd. Yet this atheist commumnist anti-American known as Quedula can post the most hateful things against Jesus, against Christianity, and against American traditions with impunity.

    Patrice, you may do as you wish with your blog, but when you invite the writings of a smug commie/atheist/anti-American, then you have made your choice and they do not match mine. Someday, when Christians are rounded up and persecuted again, I hope my words of warning echo in your ears: don't provide a forum to those who would destroy your way of life because they will not be so kindly to you. Dance with the devil and you'll get burned.

    So long, God bless.

    Anonymous Patriot

  6. AP, would you please email me privately at ?

    Most of the time I cannot privately email people who leave comments because the email address they have is listed as a generic ""

    You've been a faithful reader and I want to clear up what may be a misunderstanding regarding comments.

    - Patrice

  7. I did nothing but work like a dog to pull my weight. How do I end up with high blood pressure when I'll bet A.P. is cruising along trouble free. Kidding A.P. don't get your panties in a wad.

  8. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks!


  9. Beautiful paintings. Thank you for the reminder of Christ's life through these pictures. Cindy

  10. Upon reflection, and with the exercise of some restraint, I will not respond to AP's latest rant: save for this remark.

  11. What quedula posted and the link she provided is lewd, hateful, vile and foul. IMHO, more foul than any language. Your blog, but she's using it as a platform to promote her own anti-Christian agenda.

    In Christ,

  12. "lewd, hateful, vile and foul." Is it really Jane? I have just had another look at it and I cannot begin to see how any of those adjectives apply. It's mostly statement of fact, with I concede, an anti-xtian slant. You must have led a very sheltered life. Happy Easter anyway, whatever you believe about it.

  13. Yes, it really is. You can't see it and you never will. Idolatry is always lewd, hateful, vile and foul.

    Sheltered life? Lol. I used to be more like you than you will ever know.

    Praying for your soul,

  14. I take part of that back. I don't know if you will ever see it, it's not for me to know that.


  15. I might be an iconoclast, Jane. Never an idolater.

  16. I will admit that quedula is right on one point... "easter" was hijacked by the Roman church at one point in an attempt to swell the ranks of the church by associating a known festival with the resurrection of Christ.

    For this reason I try not to use the term "easter" when possible. To me it's Resurrection Day, the Feast of THE First Fruit.

  17. Well said, Crustyrusty!

  18. Jesus had a sence of humor and and a tremedous love for ALL humanity. When He spoke with the woman at the well(an outcast in Jewish society) you can feel the humor in what He is saying. Time is getting short. You are free to do as you wish. The dogs of hell are barking and there is plenty of room.