Glorious Resurrection day

Christ The Lord is Risen! Ah what a glorious thing to meditate on, Christ Jesus has conquered death, he has payed the ransom, He has set us free!  As the hymn writer aptly puts it: 
"Tis the spring of souls today,
Christ has burst his prison,
And from three days sleep in death,
As a sun has risen,
All the winter of our sins,
long and dark is flying,
from his light to whom we give
laud and praise undying."
As we rejoice over this glorious day, the words of a beautiful song come to mind: "Thine be the Glory".  The first verse beautifully states the events which took place on that glorious morning, the second relates how Jesus gathers together his bewildered followers and comforts them, and the third verse is the plea of the writer for Jesus to help him win the battle against sin and guide him home to himself.  Just in case you can't understand the words in this video,   here they are below.

Thine be the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.                                                                                                                                            
 Thine is the glory, risen conqu’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.


No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conqu’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.


Enjoy! and Happy Resurrection day!

Good Friday-Ah Holy Jesus

 This is a beautiful song to think about on Good Friday, the day we remember the death of our Lord. It was indeed, I think, the climax of History; all events after the fall were leading up to this point and afterward all things are leading down towards the eventual end of the earth. Before the incarnation and resurrection, men were saved by looking forward to the promised hope of Israel, after the ascension, men were and are saved by looking back to the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and his victory over sin and death.
 We choose this day to remember his sacrifice, which did happen on a Friday, (though we can never be quite sure which Friday) and which was both the worst and the best day for God and the Devil concerning the earth. The worst in that God became sin, and the best in that through this seeming defeat came the redemption of mankind. So as we celebrate this day we must both mourn over our sins that nailed the Lord of glory to the cross, but we must also rejoice in His victory over sin and our salvation which He has given us! Let us also rejoice with thankful hearts, for we can never fully know the extent of the pain and sorrow and anguish that it took for Christ to be separated from God and the Father to turn his face from his only begotten son with whom He was well pleased.  So now, here is a song which does a good job of putting our guilt into perspective. Let us remember that we are just as responsible for nailing Jesus to the tree, as was Judas Iscariot!