Friday, April 07, 2023

He Is Risen

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More than 2.2 billion Christians will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ this weekend.

I am one of them. I hope you are too.

History and experience both affirm and confirm this historic event that would change the course of human events forever.

Preachers, politicians, and ordinary people proclaim, "He has risen."

Be informed, not misled.

The great preacher Charles Spurgeon said:

"We have asserted, and we affirm it yet again, that no fact in history is better attested than the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It must not be denied, by any who are willing to pay the slightest respect to the testimony of their fellow men, that Jesus who died upon the cross, and was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, did literally rise again from the dead."

President Ronald Reagan said (1981):

"Beginning today and culminating on Sunday morning, Christians will celebrate with their families the Resurrection of Christ, His victory over death. We will remember that He gave His body and His blood---washing clean the faults and shortcomings of the world. In our rejoicing, we will renew the hope  that is ours through the risen Lord." 

It  has been said, "Easter proves you can put Truth in a grave, but He won't stay there."

Charles Wesley wrote this: 

Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!

Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!

Foll’wing our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!

Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!

Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!

Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!

Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!

Thee to know, Thy pow’r to prove, Alleluia!

Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

He is risen. He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter.