Daily Archives: April 10, 2012

He is Risen!

On Easter morning with our youth at church my husband would say “He is risen!” they would just stare back at him blankly not knowing the traditional response of “He is risen indeed!”. Now they know though. I have always loved that greeting. Easter is such a wonderful Holiday because our Lord has risen and like an old hymn “Because He lives” goes

Because He Lives
I Can Face Tomorrow
Because He Lives
All Fear Is Gone
Because I Know He Holds The Future
And Life Is Worth The Living
Just Because He Lives

Another Hymn I like is “Hallelujah what a savior”

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, Who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

and “He could have called ten thousand angels”

He could have called ten thousand angels
To destroy the world and set him free
He could have called ten thousand angels
But he died alone, for you and me.

So many good hymns. I grew up in a Hymn singing family and I sang in choir at a Baptist church in my youth so I had the honor of learning a lot of great hymns. I like to pull out the hymn book and sing to my kids at bed time now and again, I have not done it in a few years. I will have to start it up again.

Easter is a Holiday we can celebrate every day so maybe I should just go around greeting people with “He is risen”, now that would be a conversation starter.