Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday Celebration

A good morning to you on Resurrection Sunday! Graphic

Midst the busyness of today with special meals, chocolate, eggs, and delicious delights, may we remind ourselves of the true meaning of this holiday. 

"He Was Wounded For Our Transgressions"

"Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground:
 he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, 
there is no beauty that we should desire him.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth;
 he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
 and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth."

These verses from Isaiah 53 were transformed into my most favorite sacred choral piece composed by John W. Peterson.

Do you have this assurance today? The assurance of salvation as penned by Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer (see my previous post here for a brief history of Fanny Crosby).

 Her faith in Christ assured her of where she is now - in Heaven - just as it assures me of my eternal destiny. Is it yours?

 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places....
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.... "
Ephesians 6:12,17
The photographs of my Bible and the pearl and sword necklace are taken from my Easter 2017 post. I encourage you to read it (here) if you haven't already. I gave a review of a book that contains an amazing true story! The necklace is available in my Etsy shop (here).

Have a glorious Easter Day!

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that he, by the grace of God, should taste death for every man.
Hebrews 2:9


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