Sunday, March 27, 2016

HE IS RISEN!

The joyful refrain of those words is ringing across the world today as we remember the words of the angel that spoke to the three women, Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary the mother of James who came early in the morning to visit the tomb that held the body of Jesus... and as the angel spoke those words "He is not here, but is risen"... the scripture says in Luke 24:8 that they "remembered his words".

And we remember His words still today... they live on and on and on!  He is not where He was laid... but He is risen, and He lives forevermore!  Oh the sweet joy that floods my heart to know this!


Bunnies, eggs, and baskets are really not the part of the resurrection story, at least I've not found them anywhere in scripture.... but we are to honor the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior by "remembering His Words"... remember what He came to do... how He lived, loved, died, and rose again... that is the miracle of joy that we celebrate today.  HE LIVES!

An old chorus came to mind this morning as we worshiped the Lord... and I searched on Youtube to find it, and could only find one rendition of this beautiful song that I often remember singing on Resurrection Sunday.  Maybe you have heard it, maybe you haven't... but let this simple rendition of a song bless you today... the chorus is what my heart was singing over and over today... "He is risen for I feel Him in my soul"... and I am praying that the presence of the RISEN SAVIOR is blessing your soul today in a special way!



HE IS RISEN

1.
It was on a Sunday morning; 
all the world had been in mourning. 
Jesus Christ had suffered bled and died alone. 
When his friends had gone to seek Him, 
in the tomb they tried to keep Him, 
but the stone was rolled away, 
the Lord was gone. 


CHORUS: 
Yes, He's risen here today. 
He's no longer where He lay. 
He is risen for I feel Him in my soul. 
When His life on earth had ended 
on to glory He ascended. 
He is risen for I feel Him in my soul. 

2. 
Those who came were struck with terror 
feeling there had been some error; 
and they marveled at the angel as he said, 
"If it's Jesus you are seeking, 
He is gone for none could keep Him. 
Come behold the place 
and see where He was laid." 

3. 
On a lonely road was walking, 
two disciples gently talking, 
when a stranger overtook them on their way. 
It was Jesus who had risen 
that their sins might be forgiven, 
and their hearts did burn within them on their way.





22 comments:

  1. Yes, dear friend, how I praise God along with you that He is risen today! Without His resurrection, where would we be? We would be without hope. He conquered death, Hell, the grave, and God has put everything under His feet, praise His name! The knowledge of that brings great comfort to our hearts, as we realize once again that nothing in front of us is bigger than our God! Sending you much love and many blessings across the miles!

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    1. Amen dear Cheryl, you said it so very well! Praise God HE IS RISEN! It is great comfort to know that He cares so much for us! Have a blessed day dear friend!

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  2. He is risen indeed! Amen and Amen. Happy Easter

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    1. Amen! Praise the Lord He is risen, and He lives still, ever present, ever near... what a joy it is! Have a wonderful week Mary!

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    1. Thank you Kim! You are so faithful to visit, and I appreciate it! Have a wonderful week my friend :)

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  4. I'm not familiar with this song, but I love the words and the singer. Thank you for this awesome post on this beautiful Easter Sunday! Bless you and Happy Easter.

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    1. The words of this song I grew up singing, especially the chorus. I do not know the singer, and this was the only rendition of this song I could find. I'm so thankful for the presence of the Lord that is real every day in my life because of Calvary! May the Lord continue to bless you this week in a special way my friend!

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  5. He is risen, indeed! Hugs, sweet friend.

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    1. Praise God, He is risen, and He lives in our hearts... and that is the greatest miracle of all to me... HE is not just God up in the heavens somewhere, but He is close and intimate, near me, and in me... a glorious thought to know! Much love to you dear Nancy, have a blessed day!

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  6. A beautiful post to end my day with, sweet friend. I am so thankful for a Savior who conquered death and the grave. He is indeed living and He is coming again - hallelujah!

    I hope your Easter was extra blessed. Much love to you!

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    1. Oh it is such a blessing to know and rejoice in our Lord! The fact that because He has risen, and sent His Spirit... He is not just with us, but He lives within us.. a joyous thing to have. We are blessed my friend! So thankful today and every day for this precious Savior of ours! Much love to you dear Stephanie, praying the Lord blesses your week :)

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  7. Amen. Hope it was a blessed day for you, for yours ...

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    1. It was a blessed day... but EVERY day with Him is a blessing, and a treasure to have! So thankful that because He has risen, He lives, and is living within us... a marvelous blessing and treasure indeed! Appreciate your friendship, and pray you have a blessed week!

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  8. Hi MM! I hope you had a wonderful Easter celebration! This song doesn't sound familiar, so thank you for introducing it to me. Do you know this person? What a great story he had about the history of the music in his life. May we all feel God's great saving presence every day!
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you Ceil, we had a lovely Easter celebration, celebrating the joy of our risen Savior is a pure delight for us! And what a joy it is that we can celebrate Him not just on one day, but on every day... He has risen, and now He lives ... not just up in the heavens... but deep in my heart, He is near me, and lives within me... what joy that brings to my heart! I will be praying for you as you walk through this difficult valley you are in right now. Much love to you dear Ceil, and praying the Lord blesses your week with His healing touch, as ONLY HE CAN!

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    2. Ceil, I just realized I did not answer your question, and I am so sorry about that! I do not know this person. It was the only video rendition I could of this song that was "playing" in my heart Easter morning, and he did have a great story about the history of music in his life! Continuing to pray for you dear friend!

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  9. Marilyn, Amen! What a beautiful song. The lyrics reminded me of the old hymn "Yesterday He Died for Me". Have a blessed evening. {{HUGS}}

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the song, it was "playing" in my heart all day Sunday. I love the song Yesterday He Died for Me too! Blessings to you dear Gina today!

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    1. Thank you for your visit Carla, praying your week is blessed!

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  11. How thankful I am for my wonderful Savior...such a beautiful post! Enjoy your week!

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