Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I love Easter

More good news. Diane's sugar diabetes is under the best control ever.

In 1969, when the Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, Richard Nixon got carried away. He said it was the greatest day since creation. Well that’s a pretty big statement! I understand that Billy Graham then reminded him of Christmas and Easter. I love Easter. Yes I know it is next month and I know for Christians, every Sunday is Easter. But the resurrection is the core of the Gospel Message. Isn't it wonderful that around the world people think about the risen Christ for a least one day of the year. It has always been a mystery to me that some believers are more comfortable with the bunny stuff than they are with having a special celebration about the most dramatic day in human history.

I love this song by Eddie Carswell :

Not a word was heard at the tomb that day.
Just shuffling of soldiers feet as they guarded the grave.
One day, two days, three days had past.
Could it be that Jesus breathed his last?

Could it be that his Father had forsaken him?
Turned his back on his son, despising our sin.
Oh hell seemed to whisper, "Just forget it, He's dead."
Then the Father looked down to his son and he said..

Arise, My love.
Arise, My love.
The grave no longer has a hold on you
No more death sting
No more suffering
Arise...Arise...my love.

The Earth trembled and the tomb began to shake, and like lightening from Heaven
The stone was rolled away.
And this dead man the guards they all stood there in fright
As the power of love displayed its might
And suddenly a melody filled the air
Riding wings of wind, it was everywhere
The words of creation had been longing to hear.
The sweet sound of victory, so loud and clear.

Arise, my love.
Arise, my love.
The grave no longer has a hold on you.
No more death sting no more suffering

Sin, where are your shackles?
Death, where is your sting?
Hell; has been defeated. The grave will not hold, the king.

Arise, my love.
Arise, my love.

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