He is Risen!

Happy Resurrection Day (Easter) to all of my wonderful readers!

I hope that this weekend, in the midst of the hams, chocolate bunnies, and colorful eggs, that you will remember why this day  is really so important.

If it were not for Him rising from the dead, my faith would be entirely in vain. The entire message of the Bible would be worthless, if He did not arise from the grave, just like He said He would.

If you have no idea what I am talking or don’t know why “us Christians” make such a big deal over today, I invite you, no, I urge you, to visit this page and really consider what it says. It’s the most important decision you will ever make. Period.

I leave you with the words to one of my favorite songs of all time. It sums up everything I believe in it’s simple lyrics.

Enjoy the day with your friends and family and remember that He is Risen!

In Christ Alone

Written by Stuart Townend

In Christ alone, my hope is found

He is my light, my strength, my song

This Cornerstone, this solid ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My Comforter, my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless Babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save

‘Til on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live,

There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious day

Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From a life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man

Could ever pluck me from His hand

Til He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I stand

 (This post was orginally published Easter of 2011)

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  1. Jen says

    Happy Easter! I always get tears in my eyes when I hear this song. It’s just beautiful.

  2. Darrell says

    Thanks for the email that’s the best reminder to wake up to ever. I may never meet you but I hope we’re neighbors in heaven. :-)

  3. Cheri says

    Happy Resurrection Day Jill and family! Thank you for always being so bold about your faith. This song is beautiful, and truly sums it all up! May we all be grateful for the life we have and have forever, because of what the Lord has done for us.

  4. susan beaty says

    boy, if going to that test doesnt WAKE YOU UP……nothing will. thank you. Happy Easter

  5. says

    Thank God He is risen! As I spoke to my kids about the real reason we have Easter, I found myself getting choked up. What love is it that someone would die for me, knowing the sins and things I’d do wrong. Such a humbling thing when we pause to think about it. Here’s to spreading His love!

  6. says

    One of the best renditions of this moving and powerful song I’ve heard. Bravo! The words tell that through Him we live now and in the glory world yet to come! Thank you for posting and all your great work through your blog.