Christ the Lord is Risen Today. Alleluia!! What a joyous day!
We serve a risen Savior and He is Alive! His presence is all around us. The early morning sun as it rises brightly above the trees. The birds singing sweetly in the early morning air. The innocent smiles on the faces of the babies in worship. The sound of laughter as we fellowship one with another during the pancake breakfast. The squeals of excitement from the children as they hunt for Easter eggs on the front lawn. The sweet fragrance of lilies as they adorn the sanctuary. The faces of little children filled with excitement as they decorate the cross with fresh flowers. The testimonies of praise offered by God's people. The voices lifted up to heaven as the hymns were sung. The hugs and sloppy kisses from my precious grandchildren.
Some people say "Too bad every day can't be Easter." But God says everyday CAN be Easter! Our risen Savior is the same Savior yesterday as He is today and as He will be tomorrow and forever more. That is His promise to us.
I know that we will all face days of uncertainty. Days of illness, despair, discouragement. Not all our days will be spent on the mountain. But we have a hope. I would like to share the words of one of my favorite hymns. I pray that it will lift you and encourage you just as it has me.
Because He Lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know, He holds the future
And I can face uncertain days because He lives.
ALLELUIA! HE HAS RISEN INDEED!