Celebrate Resurrection!

 

He [the angel] said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” (Mark 16:6, NIV)

“And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.” (1 Corinthians 6:14, ESV)

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9, ESV)

The tomb is empty!
Our Savior has conquered death.
Blessed Resurrection Sunday!
HALLELUJAH!

How the Virus Stole Easter–Or Not

Ms Kristi Bothur composed the poem, “How the Virus Stole Easter” (with a nod to Dr Seuss, she noted), and published it on her blog site, This Side of Heaven. Here is an excerpt:

Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began
Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.

People were sick, hospitals full,
Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school.

As winter gave way to the promise of spring,
The virus raged on, touching peasant and king.

People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen.
They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned.

April approached and churches were closed.
“There won’t be an Easter,” the world supposed.

“There won’t be church services, and egg hunts are out.
No reason for new dresses when we can’t go about.”

Holy Week started, as bleak as the rest.
The world was focused on masks and on tests.

“Easter can’t happen this year,” they proclaimed.
“Online and at home, it just won’t be the same.”

Or is it? For the amazing ending, read the rest of the poem here.

Source: This Side of Heaven blog, 5 April 2020.

It Is Finished!

Design: Blessed Ong

18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Peter 1:18-19, NIV)

“IT IS FINISHED!” declared the Saviour when He died on the cross that first Good Friday (John 19:30). Worthy is the Lamb that was slain! A perfect, spotless, unblemished sacrifice that saved the world!

Artwork by Blessed Ong

What Love is This

Design: Blessed Ong

“What love is this, that You gave Your life for me, and made a way for me to know You.”

The song, “What Love is This,” reminds us of how deep and wide the love of God is for us.

To hear the song as sung by Kari Jobe, click here or the picture above. Shalom.

 

God’s Undying Love

Design: Blessed Ong

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” ~ John 15:13 (NIV)

God’s expression of love: His life put on the line to rescue us, to give us life and have it more abundantly.

 

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