Sunday, April 08, 2012

Who is alive?

It's Easter morning right now... or as many Christians prefer to call it, Resurrection Sunday...because it is, of course, the day when Jesus rose from the dead.

But is Jesus the only one who is alive?

All too often, we look at ourselves and all we see is death. Every fault and failure is a massively huge stone that's been rolled over the tomb of the man or woman we could have been.

Right?  Isn't that what you sometimes see in the mirror?

But that's not the Truth.  He said He came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. And when He rose, He proved that He does have power over death. Therefore, if He chooses to give us life, there is no one who can stop Him!

Isn't that amazing?

Do you believe that He lives?

Do you believe that YOU live?

I'm singing this song at church this morning. Listen to Natalie Grant sing it, and pay attention to the words. Look at yourself and see what mercy has overcome! Death has lost! Because not only did He roll away the stone over His own tomb, He rolled away the one over yours as well.



Alive
sung by Natalie Grant

Who but You... could breathe and leave a trail of galaxies
...and dream of me?
What kind of Love... is writing my story till the end
...with Mercy’s pen?
Only You.
What kind of king... would choose to wear a crown that bleeds and scars
...to win my heart?
What kind of Love... tells me I’m the reason He can’t stay
...inside the grave?
You.
Is it You?
Standing here before my eyes
Every part of my heart cries

Alive! Alive!
Look what Mercy’s overcome;
Death has lost and Love has won
Alive! Alive!
Hallelujah, Risen Lord
The only One I fall before
I am His because He is...
Alive!

Who could speak... and send the demons back to where they came
...with just one Name?
What other heart... would let itself be broken every time
...to heal mine?
You.
Only You...
Could turn my darkness into dawn
I'm running right into Your arms

Alive! Alive!
Look what Mercy’s overcome;
Death has lost and Love has won
Alive! Alive!
Hallelujah, Risen Lord

The only One I fall before
I am His because He is...


Emmanuel, the promised King
The baby who made angels sing
Son of Man who walked with us
Healing, breathing in our dust
The author of all history
The answer to all mysteries
The Lamb of God who rolled away
The stone in front of every grave

Alive! Alive!
Look what Mercy’s overcome;
Death has lost..
 And Love has won!

Alive!
I am His because He is...
Alive!!!

2 comments:

  • Tracey says:
    Sunday, April 08, 2012

    So, so beautiful. He is risen and lives in me. Happy Easter to you and your family. I appreciate your awesome posts - so full of goodness for the soul :-)

  • Katie says:
    Monday, April 09, 2012

    Thank you for your encouragement, Tracey!

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