Sunday, March 23, 2008


The stone was not rolled away so that He could get was rolled away so that we could see in- Nothing, including death or a stone was stopping Him...


I imagine the disciples the night before, had finally passed out from exhaustion, hoping to dream away the horror of the previous two days. To forget the faces....the sounds...the smells...Mary's tears...Jesus' Voice...
However, when Sunday came, they woke up knowing the events were not merely a bad dream.

Jesus had died.
Then, the news came..HE IS RISEN!!!

It does not come as a surprise to me that the disciples did not believe the women's report that Christ had risen. They knew that Jesus had been crucified. They knew he had been taken down from the cross and put into a heavily sealed and guarded tomb. But now the women claimed he was alive and the tomb was empty! Had their exhaustion clouded the facts?

Knowing this and them...Jesus appeared to them. Their joy must have been unspeakable. And certainly undescribable by me, some 2000 years later.
All their hopes, shattered two days before, were restored in an instant.

All their fears were now proven futile.
"Heaven unplugged the grave's power cord, and you and I have nothing to fear.
Death is disabled." -Max Lucado

All of their future was suddenly taken care of.
and guess what...
The same thing goes for each of us.

Easter blasts in and announces for every single one of us

Our own resurrection, and restored hope for the world!!!
Christ has died; Christ has risen; Christ will come again!!!

While in Israel a few years ago...Ray VanderLaan told us that he believes Jesus burst out of that tomb at one second passed midnight! I loved that vision....BOOM!
Easter-Where defeat meets Triumph--

Thanks Be To God!!!

In The Name of our RISEN and LIVING SAVIOR,


Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where's thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!


Anonymous said...

Alleluia! He is Risen!

Anonymous said...

He is Risen indeed!!