Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter

I learned that my friend and her husband are studying the final days of Christ's life in the New Testament each day this week, leading up to His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. I thought, Wow, that's a much better idea than trying to find some little dandy with frills to wear on Easter Sunday (refer to recent blog post below).

So I started thinking about the magnificent and terrible events of that week, and I did a little searching myself. While I was looking up a scripture online, I discovered this short video clip entitled An Easter Declaration. It sums up those events from the scriptures much better than I could in my own words, and so I'm sharing this with all of you in celebration of Easter and Christ's glorious triumph over death and sin. I know that He died for us, and now He lives for us to take away the sorrow of sin. That's what we'll celebrate this Sunday - that He lives!



One last declaration I'd like to share - the words to song (you can listen to it here).

I know that my Redeemer lives.
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead.
He lives, my ever-living Head.
He lives to bless me with His love.
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed.
He lives to bless in time of need.

He lives to grant me rich supply.
He lives to guide me with his eye.
He lives to comfort me when faint.
He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.
He lives to silence all my fears.
He lives to wipe away my tears.
He lives to calm my troubled heart.
He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives, my kind, wise heav’nly Friend.
He lives and loves me to the end.
He lives, and while He lives I’ll sing.
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath.
He lives, and I shall conquer death.
He lives my mansion to prepare.
He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives! All glory to His name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives.”
He lives! All glory to His name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives!
I know that my Redeemer lives!”

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