Friday, March 29, 2013

The Master's Weave--By Linda Kozar



Today is a day to set aside our regular tasks, a day to remember and meditate upon what the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished for all of mankind on a simple wooden cross. . .

The Master's Weave

"The tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece"--John 19:23

As Jesus hung on the cross, Roman soldiers gambled for His clothing. Nothing that belonged to Him was of any particular value, but they recognized the superior crafting of His tunic, woven in one piece from the top down. Perhaps His loving mother, Mary wove it for Him, thread by thread at her own loom.

But while the soldiers gambled for His tunic, they missed the real treasure--Jesus!

God weaves all believers together with Him in heaven and on earth. His church is one seamless body. When we become believers, we are woven into that seamless body of Christ. And just as a continuous thread wove through Christ's tunic, the blood of Christ is woven throughout history from beginning to end, without break or separation. This is the atonement, which covers all sin, removes all barriers, and returns what was lost. We are God's children, His precious ones. We are His family.

If you are a believer, you've come home. If not, then listen. God is calling out to you, His lost child. He longs for you. He loves you so!

Beatitude Check

There was no real treasure for those soldiers gambling on the ground at the foot of the cross. They were looking in the wrong direction. If only they had looked up, they would have seen the Son of God! 


An excerpt from 

Babes With A Beatitude--Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith 
(January 27th Devotion)

Available in bookstores and online





"And it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, 'Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.' He breathed His last.
Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying 'Certainly this was a righteous Man!' And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching these things."Luke 23: 44-49 (NKJ)




Linda Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/Ebook, Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) and author of Misfortune Cookies (Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,” eBooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). Strands of Fate released October 2012 (Hardcover/Ebook, Creative Woman Mysteries) and her nonfiction title, Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation, released in 2013 (Indie-Published). She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years. In 2003, she co-founded, co-directed and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband Michael, married 24 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier princess named Patches.

Represented by: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Agency

Member of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance Writers of American), WHRWA (West Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX.

Linda Kozar is the author of six books. Her latest, titled “Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation,” is a collection of stories from people who experienced the good, the bad and the ugly when they moved. www.lindakozar.com  http://bookishdesires.blogspot.com

4 comments:

  1. A beautiful post, Linda. Thank you for adding to the celebration this weekend! I was blessed reading it.

    ~Nancy Jill

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    1. Thank you Nancy. Have a blessed Easter weekend:)

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  2. I was blessed by this excerpt too. Thanks Linda; with it being the time of His crucifixion, I have been reminded again just how utterly blessed I am to be His child, able to know and realize that what He did on that cross, He did for me as well, regardless of who I am or what I have done in the past.

    Thanks again.

    Be blessed!

    ~Ruan Oosthuizen

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  3. Thank you and God Bless you, Ruan!

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