Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thinking about Easter


It's the cornerstone of the Christian faith.  It's not enough that Christ came, in the form of mortal man, and lived, and worked, and taught, and suffered, and died for each one of us.  You, and me.  It's all about the fact that on the third day, He rose from the dead, proclaiming through that miraculous event that He was indeed who He claimed to be.  He was, and is the Son of God.  He made a way for you and me to live with God, our Heavenly Father forever in eternity.  Amen!  The honor, the privilege we have.  The great debt we could never repay.  All because we are loved beyond anything else in all of creation.  Scripture says that God knit me together in my mother's wombHe knows when I sit and when I rise.  His Word reveals that he keeps account of my tears, knowing full well when I am full of joy and contentment, and when my soul feels crushed and empty.  There are no words to to describe how very thankful I am.  In prepping for worship practice tonight the words of one of the tunes we're doing struck a deep chord in me.  I can barely sing it through without feeling overcome with emotion, at the depth of truth, the amazing and unbelievable sacrifice, the great promise, and the hope and celebration the words proclaim.  Here are the lyrics (courtesy of

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost it's grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

And, here is a video someone has put together, as it is recorded by the Newsboys.  It's 4 minutes long, so grab a cup of coffee and settle in :)
If I don't get back here before Sunday, I want to wish each of you a safe, wonderful, and celebratory Easter.  He is risen.  He is risen indeed.

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Carol said...

indeed! I love that even though we are different faiths....still being Christian we believe in the same Creator and Savior. That he truly lived and died for each of us. I love Easter and remembering that through him we can live again. Thanks for your inspiring words! Happy Easter ;)

Becky said...

We're doing that song on Easter morning too! This weekend I'm praising Him for the lyrics in vs 3:
"and as HE stands in victory, sin's curse has lost it's grip on me!"

I hope you have a meaningful time this weekend, Sherri!

Sasha Farina said...

Happy Easter my friend!!! *hugs*