Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." John 11:24 NKJV
When I realized that my post would fall on Easter, I was thrilled. My mind overflowed with wonderful associations of that day. Which one could I write about? The first thing that came to mind was the old hymn “Christ Arose.” I remember singing this hymn on Easter Day at church and getting excited every time we came to the refrain:
Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!
At times, sadness overwhelms me when I think of family and friends who have passed away. The resurrection of Jesus has the power to change that sadness to hope. Though these precious people are no longer with me here on earth, they await my arrival in their heavenly home. And this is all made possible by the death Jesus Christ faced on the cross, His resurrection and ascension to heaven. He took the keys of hell and death and rose a Victor. He lives forever with His saints and reigns over all.
So songs of the resurrection bring a smile to my face and birth hope in my heart. For one day, I will see them again and see Jesus face to face. Enjoy the song below…