HE IS RISEN, JESUS IS RISEN INDEED!

Today is Easter Sunday.

What began last week as a simple sore throat has turned into a monster of a head cold. So I am stuck at home on the one morning that means more to me that all the others during the year.

Easter.

So many lovely memories attached to that day. Bright sunny Sunday’s, dressed in some frilly little dress, shiny white shoes and of course, the proverbial Easter bonnet, walking in the Easter parade at Williams Park which was the center of so many great activities back in the 50’s. If great old metal structures can have memories, that old band shell must some glorious memories or wonderful music and delightful events that were part of that city’s history, part of my childhood.

And I remember the choir that often sang the Easter morning music. They came from the First United Methodist church, the old stone church across the avenue. It had the most beautiful stained-glass windows that anyone could imagine. And that old church is still there today on 2nd. Ave & 3rd St. No.

Dressed all the white, the choir would bring a great joyful sound to the morning air. And all the kids, eager to hunt for their bounty of colored eggs and treats would sit, not so still and not so quietly I am sure. But what a glorious day.

I think the first time I ever hear this hymn, was on an Easter morning in William’s Park.

“Low in the grave He lay”

(Hear the music. . http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/123#ixzz1rSErhlGx )

Low in the grave He lay — Jesus my Savior!
Waiting the coming day — Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch His bed — Jesus, my Savior!
Vainly they seal the dead — Jesus my Lord!   

Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Death cannot keep his prey — Jesus, my Savior!
He tore the bars away — Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

~~~~~~~~~

And yes, He is risen!

And He told of His resurrection. Here are 6 verses that I found where He spoke of His own resurrection.

Matthew 16:21
Matthew 17:9
Matthew 17:22-23
Matthew 20:18-19
Matthew 26:32
John 2:19

There may be others but my eyes are failing now because of this rotten cold so if you want more I suggest you go to: http://www.biblegateway.com and look for more.

And while you’re there, look up:

1 Corinthians 15:6
Acts 1:3
Matthew 26:56

And after you have read all of those Scriptures, consider for one moment what all of it means to you!!

He Is Risen!!

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