Saturday, March 22, 2008

He is Risen! Alleluiah!

Istock_000000204279xsmall_5 The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus,who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said." Matthew 28:5-6

Easter, or Resurrection Day, as many Christians refer to the holiday, is a time when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Christians believe according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life three days after his death on the cross. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life.

Father, for the Gift You gave,
I bow before Your throne,
and thank You for eternal life,
and a place I can call Home.

I thank You for forgiveness,
through the blood our Savior shed;
beaten, shunned and crucified,
for us, He gladly bled.

But the grave could never hold Him,
hallelujah, He arose;
firstborn of resurrection,
Savior of the flock He chose.

Soon He's coming back for us,
and we'll meet Him in the sky,
for He said He'd take us with Him
to His Father's Home on high.

Yeshua, Son of Yahweh,
King of kings to those He knows;
please gather us to Your sweet side;
hallelujah, He arose!

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