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Sunday 31 March 2024

“He is not here: for He is Risen, as He said.”

 First of all, thanks to all who care enough to pop over  and say Hi. Things are very topsy turvy health wise this past month and look like being that way for a while. Sorry I won't perhaps be as active at returning comments.

Dear Ones, well today is a day of great rejoicing as my title shares.
Can you imagine the great sorrow of the women and disciples upon the first day of the week? 
They thought all was lost - Jesus was dead upon the cross of Cavalry, and buried in a stone tomb!
"Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
And they remembered his words,Luke 24:1-8 (emphases mine)

I think this image of an empty tomb encapsulates the work of the cross the death, burial and resurrection of the LORD Jesus Christ, the Son of God our sin-bearer on the cruel tree at Calvary - there the LORD Jesus died for you and me!
How rich we are in Jesus if we truly know Him as our own Saviour from sin and love and serve Him.. 
A hymn came to mind as I think upon today, Resurrection Sunday, and as verse 2 says the day of Hus appearing will come at last - one glorious day He’s coming back again! for He promised (John 14: 1-6)! I so look forward to His coming AGAIN!

 It is I serve a Risen Saviour... may it bless your heart as it did mine.
I serve a Risen Saviour by A J Ackley 
I serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today;
I know that He is living, whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him, He's always near.

He lives, He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart!

2 In all the world around me I see His loving care;
And tho' my heart grows weary, I never will despair.
I know that He is leading thro' all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing will come at last. [Refrain]

3 Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind. [Refrain]

To Him alone be all the glory, honour and praise, with much thanksgiving for Resurrection day!
Shaz in Oz.x

Hymn sung below by Mennonite Youth choir link HERE if not showing 


Martha Jane Orlando said...

May your Easter be joyful and blessed, Shaz!

Anonymous said...

Happy Resurrection Sunday, Sharon! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! God bless always! Sarah.

Anonymous said...

My heart does ponder the despair of the women and disciples .
Such depth of love bore our sin .. love and prayer, Joy.

living from glory to glory said...

Good Morning, May God continue to bless you and fill your heart with His peace! He has filled us with that His Love and power! Hugs, Roxy
The sun is just rising on this blessed Day...

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful rendition of that hymn, Shaz, and the thoughtful blog post also. What a wonderful Saviour we serve!! His love is infinite and incomprehensible to our finite minds...
Blessings and prayers

Diane Ronzino said...

Shaz, I hope you had an intimate, personal worship time of our Risen Lord yesterday! May gratitude fill your soul, and your thankful words to Him be bountiful!

I'm sorry to hear you are having health challenges. I will keep lifting you up to our Abba's Throne of Grace. May He strengthen you with endurance in this season in your life. God bless you!

Debbie Nolan said...

Such a lovely Easter post. He Lives is a gorgeous hymn. Hope your celebration was a blessed one. Hugs!