"Still" Alive

I paid a visit to my Mother's grave this past week, and while driving through the cemetary I noticed several monuments that truly catch your eye. This is one. I had to stop. I walked up to the monument and stared at it for a few moments. I am not trying to promote my religious beliefs, but for me personally, I couldn't help but imagine the sufferring that took place as Christ died upon the cross. Because this is an important aspect of my spiritual belief and the basis for my faith, It really tugged at my heart. I also believe in my heart that even though He did suffer as He was crucifiued, it wasn't the end. Visuals like this help to make this event more meaningful to us as Christians. My faith tells me that He is no longer on the cross, but instead He lives. He is "Still" alive.
Wow. I was just reading the cation and I think you've captured what your trying to say beautifully. I think it's awesome how a pictures worth a thousand words. :)
posted October 4th, 2010  
Rick great shot. Very moving words again. Your words are as artistic as your photos.
posted October 4th, 2010  
awesome- simply awesome!! faved instantly- thank you for sharing this! the title is great and this is a great entry for the theme :)
posted October 4th, 2010  
That is right!! He is still alive!! Great shot!!
posted October 4th, 2010  
this is amazing, rick. profound sentiments and image.
posted October 4th, 2010  
i love this rick...Yes, He is still alive..
posted October 4th, 2010  
Very thoughtful post--you managed this photo quite well. Perhaps your mother's energy was with you as well(?)
posted October 4th, 2010  
Nice picture Rick. What I like about your post is the proper use of punctuation when addressing our Lord.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Sue
Yes, you hit it right..He has come down from the Cross and He Lives!
posted October 4th, 2010  
LOVE this!!! Yes, He is alive, as is His message. Thank you for the reminders.
posted October 4th, 2010  
love this and what you wrote---reminded me of the song "Because He Lives" :)
posted October 4th, 2010  
so lovely Rick! :) I love the editing with it too! :D
posted October 4th, 2010  
A beautiful picture, Rick.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Concrete reminders like this are good for perspective sometimes. I find I haven't integrated very well the truth of what went on at the cross, as feebly as I can understand it. Thanks for the reminder.
posted October 4th, 2010  
as always rick...your framing is excellent!
posted October 4th, 2010  
I LOVE This, rick!!! An Instant FAV!!!!
The Photo and the Sentiments are equally beautiful.....
posted October 4th, 2010  
This is an entirely beautiful posting. I love your words. This is THE VERY BEST of the "STILL ALIVE" photos. It is wonderful to know that Jesus is not dead but He has Risen as He said He Would and Because He lives we too can Live -- also Because He lives we can face today and tomorrow. Your photo is a wonderfully concrete reminder of this as others have already said.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Beautiful photo, Rick!!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Wonderful picture....
posted October 4th, 2010  
Lovely photo.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Brilliant image and photo!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Lovely photo!
posted October 4th, 2010  
A very powerful image and as usual you are reaching out to the world with a message of hope.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Wonderful thoughts....and so very true! I, too, visited the cemetery today...a friend's grave who lost his short fight with cancer in January....while driving through I had the same thoughts as you....there are some beautiful monuments out there. I guess I normally don't take the time to really look. Thanks for sharing this powerful pic and the message along with it!!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Love the message, Rick and the photo. He is alive!
posted October 4th, 2010  
nice shot Rick:)
posted October 4th, 2010  
That is a very genuinely heartfelt message you shared... the image fits perfectly. :)
posted October 4th, 2010  
Amen to that..lovely picture and lovely words. Truly inspiring.. Stay blessed : )
posted October 4th, 2010  
He lives! Hallelujah! Lovely photo & strong faith behind it.!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Lovely capture and editing :)
posted October 4th, 2010  
beautiful. it has a lovely feel to it.
posted October 4th, 2010  
This is wonderful :)
posted October 4th, 2010  
Rick - this is a beautiful photo. When looking at it, I feel at ease, almost serene. Wonderful words too Rick :-)
posted October 4th, 2010  
Wonderful words, Rick. A reminder to us all to take time to remember what is important. God bless you.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Wonderful capture x
posted October 4th, 2010  
wonderful.
posted October 4th, 2010  
This picture is amazing!!!! I love it!!
posted October 4th, 2010  
A very special picture Rick.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Amen Rick, beautfiully and spiritually captured, and wonderfully stated. I hope you feel His pleasure in this photo.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Powerful !!!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Very beatuiful shot. And I can see why you would have to stop and reflect on its meaning. Seems our religions run across the same lines. The way things are going in the world today, really makes you think even more about it. Or at least, I do. Hope you are feeling better.
posted October 4th, 2010  
I fully agree and know what you know to be true. This is so touching. Makes my heart sad YET glad as well knowing that He lives!! Thank you for sharing this, Rick.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Wonderful pic, He lives!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Isn't it wonderful how the community responded to this moving photo and your heartfelt caption?! The whole belief in the resurection is the basis for my faith.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Love this.
posted October 5th, 2010  
Beautiful, just beautiful!
posted October 5th, 2010  
So beautiful Rick..
posted October 6th, 2010  
I love it. Fantastic.
posted October 6th, 2010  
Beautifully done! It does make you stop and think!
posted October 7th, 2010  
I really like the title.. this photo has so much meaning. I love it.
posted October 7th, 2010  
beautiful photo, and such beautiful truth. He was, and is, and is to come!
posted October 7th, 2010  
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