Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is Risen!

"Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid;
for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.

He is not here,
for He has risen,
just as He said."

Matthew 28:1-6a NASB

Thoughts on Easter

"Men point to the sad incidents of human life on earth,
and they ask “Where is the love of God?”
God points to that Cross as the unreserved manifestation of love
so inconceivably infinite as to answer every challenge
and silence all doubt for ever.
And that Cross is not merely the public proof of what God has accomplished;
it is the earnest of all that He has promised."
-- Sir Robert Anderson

"Dost thou understand me, sinful soul?
He wrestled with justice, that thou mightest have rest;
He wept and mourned, that thou mightest laugh and rejoice;
He was betrayed, that thou mightest go free;
was apprehended, that thou mightest escape;
He was condemned, that thou mightest be justified;
and was killed, that thou mightest live;
He wore a crown of thorns, that thou mightest wear a crown of glory;
and was nailed to the cross, with His arms wide open,
to show with what freeness all His merits shall be bestowed on the coming soul; and how heartily He will receive it into His bosom?"
John Bunyan

"The benefits [of the resurrection] are innumerable.
To list a few: Our illnesses don't seem nearly so final;
Our fears fade and lose their grip;
Our grief over those who have gone on is diminished;
Our desires to press on in spite of the obstacles is rejuvenated...
Our identity as Christians is strengthened as we stand
in the lengthening shadows of saints down through the centuries,
who have always answered back in antiphonal voice: 'He is risen, indeed!'"
Charles Swindoll

Our Family, in Celebration

A Joyous Easter to You and Yours...


All content © Mandigirl, 2007-2013.