Easter Sunday, April the 12th,2009

U.S. Soldiers in prayer

U.S. Soldiers in prayer

Our brave young men to you we give thanks

Our brave young men and women, to you we give thanks

The Crucifiction from Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ"

The Crucifiction from Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ"

To all my Christian brothers and sisters,,, It is Easter Sunday and the day of our Lord.  There are few that would give there life willingly for our freedom, and to these we give our thanks for yours, the greatest of sacrifice. The U.S. Soldier, (The Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and the Coast Guard), The Australian Soldier, The United Kindom Soldier, and The Canadian Soldier, and to the one who has given us the ultimate freedom,,,, Jesus Christ.   Have a blessed and wonderful day.  A special thanks to Mel Gibson for having the courage and the passion to make such a moving film. You use your gift’s and talents boldly and bravely, and without fear of turbulant waters. Thank You For your masterpiece, “The Passion of the Christ”

31 Responses to “Easter Sunday, April the 12th,2009”

  1. 1 DeanneM
    April 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I like to call Easter “Resurrection Day” because I don’t know where the word “Easter” comes from. Thanks for the great photos and reminding us of all those who can’t be home with family because they are defending our freedom. (you missed the brave young women in the pictures)

    I second that special thanks to Mr. Gibson…well done!

  2. 3 The Jimmy James
    April 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Happy Easter (or Resurrection Day if you prefer! 😀 ) John!

  3. 5 Eric
    April 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I could not agree with you more John. Thanks for putting things in the proper perspective. Lets hope for safe return of captured hostages as well.

  4. 7 Razor
    April 12, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Hope you have a Happy Easter John

  5. April 12, 2009 at 4:19 am

    From a full time missionary in Taiwan that also loves Trek and Treknology-

    Blessed Resurrection to you all,

    Michael The Haggard

  6. April 12, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Have a lovely and meaningful Easter with your family, John…

  7. 12 johneaves
    April 12, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for all the Easter greetings today, Hope everyone has an awesome day as well!!!

  8. 13 John N. Ritter
    April 12, 2009 at 10:53 am

    To the U. S. Military serving where ever. He is Risen!

  9. April 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    God bless all here and everywhere eh. And indeed, thanks to our soldiers, may they come home soon and safe.

    Man, I’ll never forget that film opening day, went alone the first time and then went back that same evening with my wife. I own all TGSET films. Never forget the first time I saw Captain Pike as Jesus.

    While they can be a bit much for me at times Warp 11 has a great song called Beam Me Up to Heaven that I really like at lot.

    ‘Cause Jesus has a phaser and it’s set on love 🙂



    • 16 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 6:01 am

      Thanks Deg and I hope they get home safe and soon too. I can’t imaging how much you would miss a son or daughter serving in such hostile territory!!! I sure would be proud of them despite the longing to have them back home and safe. Thanks also for your plethora of knowledge and links, I checked this one out this morning!

  10. 17 bender23
    April 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I have to de-lurk for this post. I love this site and blog, John, but now you’ve given me double-reason, no, triple-reason to love it. Thank you for your awesome Easter message in support of both our troops and our allies’. And especially thank you (and Mel Gibson) for your Easter message(s). I could not agree more.

    Happy Easter to you and your family. Especially to your daughter who is in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless!

    • 18 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 5:58 am

      Thanks Bender and I am glad you de-lurked,,,, I had to look that one up, HAAAA! Thanks for your comments and so glad you you stopped by with your kind words!

  11. 19 the bluesman
    April 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm


    Thanks for this message. And as bender mentioned we are still praying for your daughter and your family.

    • 20 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 5:56 am

      Thanks Bluesman, and she had a very good weekend, The more time between those Chemos makes her feel better day by day!!

  12. 21 Pierre
    April 13, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Hi John,

    Your Easter message took me by total surprise, but I want to express my appreciation over your willingness to express your faith and love so openly. I’m glad to see that all who chose to comment here share your thoughts. Thank YOU for your public profession of faith in the risen Lord.


    • 22 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 5:55 am

      Thanks Pierre, and so glad to have read your kind words. Funny that not a lot of this means very much to anyone anymore!!! Thanks for always coming by and so love to see what you have to say about everything!!! have a good one.

  13. 23 Matt Boardman
    April 13, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Just wanted to join in with everyone else and express my appreciation for this post! What a truly significant event this was for mankind. That he, our Savior, would suffer and die for us, is so powerful an act to me.

    While Jesus died that we might be saved spritually, my heart is full of gratitude for those men and women of the armed forces who serve to save us from harm here on Earth.

    Happy Easter!

    • 24 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 5:52 am

      Thanks for your lovely words,,, I really wasn’t expecting any comments at all on this one and I have been completely amazed at how many and what I have been reading. Thanks Matt!

  14. April 13, 2009 at 6:09 am


    Thanks so much for the post, in a day when it seems that admitting you are a Christian, especially on a trek-oriented site, sets one up as a target for the outspoken athiests that seem to dominate the fan world. I respect them, but seldom get the same respect in return. Seems to me that being a Trek fan does not automatically mean one must be an agnostic or atheist although some feel that must be the case.

    He Is Risen!

    • 26 johneaves
      April 13, 2009 at 6:32 am

      I see this everywhere I go and so far we all have mutual respect for each others different beliefs and points of view. Christianity is personal and you can only show it, by how you treat others. we had a broad mix of beliefs on the show and the art Department, but the one thing we all shared was respect and love for each other, wrapped around common love for Star trek!! The philosophy of Trek is pretty much “it is what we make it” but the hands behind the show are definitely influenced and referenced by many biblical points of view.

  15. 27 DeanneM
    April 13, 2009 at 6:58 am

    I hurriedly posted my comment while coming up on a hard homework deadline, then went on my way. I am so surprised and thrilled to see everyone sharing here!! It’s encouraging to see such positive believers in this blog community. God bless you all. 🙂

  16. April 13, 2009 at 7:24 am

    I think Jesus would (or perhaps does) like Star Trek. The base teachings IMO, are very much the same. Jesus as a Trekker, I can easily see that. 🙂

    While I think it is indeed beautiful to share (as John did and I am doing here), I feel, for myself, faith is ultimately a personal relationship with God (go into your room), and what the truth of learning from said relationship comes down to is, like you said John, how one treats others, whatever their own faith may be. IDIC.

    The ethic of reciprocity; Do unto others… wiser words were never spoken IMO.

    Being a student for decades of studying His words and teachings in His original Aramaic language, I feel all of Jesus’ teachings are a guiding light, and an example of such a profound spiritual lucidity and wisdom for living that I try to emulate every day. For one, again along with what you said John, His Parable of the Good Samaritan is a lesson I do my best to hold in my heart and follow always.

    Thanks for sharin’ John, and all, And may God bless you, yours, and your day,


  17. 31 Jay
    April 16, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Mr. Eaves, I had no idea we were taking orders from the same boss. Tip of the hat to you, sir, and God bless!

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