Rejoice! Jesus is alive!
Woohoo! I don’t have to fear death or anything because my Saviour defeated death and evil two thousand years ago! He is alive! He suffered and He died, but He won and He rose again and now He lives forever more and all for me and for you too.
I celebrate this every day but most of all on this day, the anniversary as close as we can tell to the day on which He rose triumphant 😀
I praise the Lord for His amazingness! 😀 His love which overcomes all, His mercy, His sacrifice, His victory! Hurrah!
I like to imagine what it must have been like for His friends on this day. They were in despair, they didn’t understand why He had to die, they thought He had been defeated, that all was lost. They were in shreds for so many reasons. Then they found He was not in the tomb. They did not understand this either at first. Imagine the joy when they realised!
I wrote a poem about this which I shall share now:
Empty we went to the garden,
Despairing, mourning, lost,
His death the end of all our hope,
At far too high a cost.
Empty the tomb gaped open,
His body was not there
The final blow, denied our grief,
We turned back in despair.
Empty, the garden had been,
The gardener then drew near
We asked him who had got the corpse
He told us not to fear
Hope is always with us
The end becomes the start
Recognition dawned in us,
Hope quivered in my heart.
Hope for He is risen,
Hope for our Lord has come,
Defeated death, negated sin,
Hope has overcome.
[Edit: this comment no longer valid, thanks to Little Things of Life 🙂 It worked! I think it looks better now anyway. The formatting is not ideal here for this. There seems to be no way to remove the extra space between paragraphs, which I generally like when they are paragraphs, but not when they are lines of poetry. Ho hum.]
I hope you have the joy of a wonderful Easter Sunday filled with love and celebration 🙂