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)