Easter Sunday


 

For Christians Easter is a celebration rooted in death and resurrection transfiguration.

Going beyond death, it is a celebration of one death that vanquishes all death forever.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb.

If there was not irrefutable evidence for the reason of this singular remembrance celebration every year, Christianity would have ceased to exist before its inception.

But here we stand, evidence in hand. Two millennia on and growing in the grace of God through Jesus Christ our Savior.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event of the Christian’s heart, soul, mind, strength, and reason for being. It is the Supreme Answer to the question, “Why did He have to die?” For without it there would be no forgiveness of sin and no meaningful way for mankind to approach God. We would all remain at enmity with God and dead in our sin. But God…!

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.John 14:6

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The Ichthus: An Acrostic Poem

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Justice in mind

Each detail in place

Summit height to climb

Under God’s sovereign grace

So many to reach, so little time.

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Children run to

Him wanting to be near

Right next to Him come the few

In him there is nothing to fear

Someone so near and so new

Time quickly melts, Eternity is here.

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Going his way

Onward he climbs

Doing, listening to all Father may say

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Son so obedient, and ever on time

Obedient in all, and faithful in all ways

Never looking back, setting new paradigm

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Stopping only to teach, to heal come who may

All as he moves toward a hill of guilt borne for others crime

Victory over death will be his on that given day

In the way is a cross he must bear for a certain time

Out of the grave he arose with a brilliant display

Risen he is, saving all who believe, all he came to save for eternity sublime.

~G.W.

‘Jesus Christ, Gods Son, Savior:’ Ichthus is the Greek word for a fish (ἰχθύς,). Its five Greek letters form the first letters of the early Christian confession that ‘Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior.’ To draw a fish sign meant: ‘I am a Christian.’ 112775144(2)-christian-fish-symbol-vector-illustration-hand-drawn-christian-religious-icon-isolated By this sign we give our confession Jesus is Lord.

 He’s Alive! He is Risen! Heaven’s gate is open wide! 

 

HAPPY EASTER


18 thoughts on “Easter Sunday”

  1. Oh what a wonderful read for this Easter Sunday. Thank you! I’m so glad you included the children in your CHRIST acrostic. I have the privilege of teaching 2 & 3 year old Sunday School each week. After their Bible story they have a snack. While they eat, I read from a picture rhyming Bible. This year my group’s favorite story is Jesus and the little children. I wish you could see their eyes light up when Jesus calls for the disciples to let the little children come to him. Once, one of my little exclaimed with a mouthful of cookie, “He’s so nice.” Happy Easter GW!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I’m glad it resonated. 2 and 3 year olds! What a delightful age!
      I just met my new grandnephew at a gathering yesterday. He’s 16 mos. And I found him easy to laugh. We had a grand ol’ time! And I remember I’m still a child in the Lord’s eyes! A slightly worn one, but still. Happy Easter Beth!

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      1. Sometimes I think the slightly worn make a better connection with the newly born both in the physical sense and the spiritual sense. So glad that you got to enjoy your 16 month old great nephew. There is so much to discover and learn at that age.

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