Easter will be here soon, what do you do for Easter......
Just wondering how you spend this holiday.......
Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the patient of a doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people. His favorite
patient was Edith Burns.
One morning he went to his office with a heavy heart and it was because of Edith Burns. When he walked into that waiting room, there sat Edith with her big black Bible in her lap earnestly talking to a young mother sitting beside her.
Edith Burns had a habit of introducing herself in this way: "Hello, my name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?" Then she would explain the meaning of Easter, and many times people would be saved.
Dr. Phillips walked into that office and there he saw the head nurse, Beverly. Beverly had first met Edith when she was taking her blood pressure.
Edith began by saying, “My name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?"
Beverly said, "Why yes I do."
Edith said, "Well, what do you believe about Easter?"
Beverly said, "Well, it's all about egg hunts, going to church, and dressing up." Edith kept pressing her about the real meaning of Easter, and finally led her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Phillips said, “Beverly, don't call Edith into the office quite yet. I believe there is another delivery taking place in the waiting room.
After being called back in the doctor's office, Edith sat down and when she took a look at the doctor she said, "Dr. Will, why are you so sad? Are you reading your Bible? Are you praying?"
Dr. Phillips said gently, "Edith, I'm the doctor and you're the patient." With a heavy heart he said, "Your lab report came back and it says you have cancer, and Edith, you're not going to live very long."
Edith said, "Why Will Phillips, shame on you. Why are you so sad? Do you think God makes mistakes? You have just told me I'm going to see my precious Lord Jesus, my husband, and my friends. You have just
told me that I am going to celebrate Easter forever, and here you are having difficulty giving me my ticket!"
Dr. Phillips thought to himself, "What a magnificent woman this Edith Burns is!"
Edith continued coming to Dr. Phillips. Christmas came and the office was closed through January 3rd. On the day the office opened, Edith did not show up. Later that afternoon, Edith called Dr. Phillips and said she would have to be moving her story to the hospital and said, “Will, I'm very near home, so would you make sure that they put women in here next to me in my room who need to know about Easter."
Well, they did just that and women began to come in and share that room with Edith. Many women were saved. Everybody on that floor from staff to patients were so excited about Edith, that they started calling her Edith Easter; that is everyone except Phyllis Cross, the head nurse.
Phyllis made it plain that she wanted nothing to do with Edith because she was a "religious nut". She had been a nurse in an army hospital. She had seen it all and heard it all. She was the original G.I. Jane. She had been married three times, she was hard, cold, and did everything by the book.
One morning the two nurses who were to attend to Edith were sick. Edith had the flu and Phyllis Cross had to go in and give her a shot.
When she walked in, Edith had a big smile on her face and said, “Phyllis, God loves you and I love you, and I have been praying for you."
Phyllis Cross said, "Well, you can quit praying for me, it won't work. I'm not interested."
Edith said, "Well, I will pray and I have asked God not to let me go home until you come into the family."
Phyllis Cross said, "Then you will never die because that will never happen," and curtly walked out of the room.
Every day Phyllis Cross would walk into the room and Edith would say, "God loves you Phyllis and I love you, and I'm praying for you."
One day Phyllis Cross said she was literally drawn to Edith's room like a magnet would draw iron. She sat down on the bed and Edith said, "I'm so glad you have come, because God told me that today is your special day"
Phyllis Cross said, "Edith, you have asked everybody here the question, "Do you believe in Easter but you have never asked me."
Edith said, "Phyllis, I wanted too many times, but God told me to wait until you asked, and now that you have asked." Edith Burns took her Bible and shared with Phyllis Cross the Easter Story of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Edith said, "Phyllis, do you believe in Easter? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is alive and that He wants to live in your heart?"
Phyllis Cross said, "Oh I want to believe that with all of my heart, and I do want Jesus in my life "Right there, Phyllis Cross prayed and invited Jesus Christ into her heart. For the first time Phyllis Cross did not walk out of a hospital room, she was carried out on the wings of angels.
Two days later, Phyllis Cross came in and Edith said, "Do you know what day it is?" Phyllis Cross said, "Why Edith, it's Good Friday."
Edith said, "Oh, no, for you every day is Easter. Happy Easter Phyllis!"
Two days later, on Easter Sunday, Phyllis Cross came into work, did some of her duties and then went down to the flower shop and got some Easter lilies because she wanted to go up to see Edith and give her some Easter lilies and wish her a Happy Easter.
When she walked into Edith's room, Edith was in bed. That big black Bible was on her lap. Her hands were in that Bible. There was a sweet smile on her face. When Phyllis Cross went to pick up Edith's hand, she realized Edith was dead. Her left hand was on John 14: "In my Father's house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."
Her right hand was on Revelation 21:4, "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."
Phyllis Cross took one look at that dead body, and then lifted her face toward heaven, and with tears streaming down her cheeks, said, "Happy Easter, Edith - Happy Easter!"
Phyllis Cross left Edith's body, walked out of the room, and over to a table where two student nurses were sitting. She said, "My name is Phyllis Cross. Do you believe in Easter?"
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Sleep-in. Not shave. Drink leftover beer from the night before. Dig a piece of pizza out of the couch and eat it wile picking the cat hair off and reading yesterdays newspaper. Sit around in PJs. Get a bowl of cereal and questionable milk out of the back of the refrigerator. Let the dog out to chase the newspaper kid down the street. Yell profanities at the dog for chasing the newspaper kid down the street. Dig the newspaper out of the overgrown rose bush by the front door while mumbling profanities about the Newspaper kids errant toss, and that’s just the beginning of the day. You guys are too clean and nice to be real.
|1 year ago. Rating: 22|
Not a great deal different to usual really.Family live a distance away so wont see them,other halfs on nights so hell be asleep most of the day .So just normal stuff,cat will still want feeding,dog will still want walking etc etc .Unless robertgrist asks me round!!!Hes going to have a pretty good day i reckon!!
|1 year ago. Rating: 18|
I have a big dinner with family, friends and neighbors. We dye eggs with the children and have an egg hunt. After dinner we play pool in the game room and play board games that we can all enjoy. We come from different beliefs and respect each other. We do the same at Christmastime. This year I tried my hand at making Ukranian eggs with melted bees wax. Here's a sample (Ihave much to learn)
|1 year ago. Rating: 18|
Palm Sunday: family get - together with a ton of food and an egg hunt (over 500 eggs).
Easter Sunday: Church and a rather quiet family meal ordeal.
When my sons were young, their dad and I would have individual hunts ready for them Easter morning. We would give them clues to solve, which would lead to the next clue, on til they got to their Easter gift. (Example: Walk a mile in my shoes; it'll make you sing the blues might lead the child to MY bronzed baby shoes). Usually they each got a big chocolate egg or rabbit.
The last Easter I had them all with me, they shared the clues and the gift. I got them "Saving Private Ryan". My thought was, SPR was about many giving their lives for one. Easter is about one giving His life for many. They appreciated it very much.
|1 year ago. Rating: 16|
Not going to have all the family here this Easter. Niece is expecting her third that day. Son isn't coming. (Tore him a new a**hole for a character flaw he refuses to address). Some are in England and in Germany visiting family. Brother-in-law has been banished forever (drunkard). The spirit of what Easter is all about will be celebrated as always regardless of who shows.
|1 year ago. Rating: 16|
If the weather's good, my brother will pick me up, and we'll go to visit his girlfriend. She will serve us hot hard-boiled eggs, plus bread and butter, jam, chocolates, tea and coffee. We will then set off on a mini walking pub-crawl (just three villages), after which we will get to work on a jig-saw puzzle which she will have bought for about tuppence from a charity shop.
Once he's safe to drive, he'll drive me home. I will have to go to work next morning. As he will not, he will drive back and spend the night with her.
I wouldn't like this every weekend, but once a year it's rather fun.
|1 year ago. Rating: 15|
i HAD AN EVIL PLAN TODAY!!(YEP ANO)!!:-0....I`M going to tell the kids that we`ve hidden 500 eggs IN THE GARDEN ..THEN HIDE 2 OR 3...That should make for a peaceful Easter day and hopefully B.h.Monday..what do you think???....(i`ll eat the other 497/8)!!!;->
OH LORD!:-0...(Yeah sorry for the blasphemy ..I just have NO other words)!!:-(...YEAH I'LL get done for a preach breach warning...but sometimes I JUST CAN'T STOP MYSELF!!..(EACH TO THEIR OWN)!!...Hope you had a Happy Easter anyway Randy...No hard feelings I hope)!!:-¬
Thanks for the vote up Randy...OK..SORRY I`M NAUGHTY!!lol...Shall try harder to be nicer:-))..Thankyou for taking it in good humour!!..(humor ie in American spelling)!!:->....MIGHT just have to hire you to do the kids night time prayers....I think they think that they are talking to Father Christmas most nights!!:-¬...It`s a half an hr affair of which new iphones,ipods...etc etc...they pray for...Oh and a less EVIL Mother and aunt!!??...CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??!!!! rotfl!!:-))
ALL THE BEST..HERE`S TO NEW BEGINNINGS!!
|1 year ago. Rating: 8|