Sunday Reflections (20) -

~ Resurrection Sunday ~ 

Perhaps more now than other years, perhaps it's just these weeks building up on me, but as I watched the sun rather quietly peek through dark clouds this morning, I realized how very much I need to celebrate in the resurrection of Christ. Now and today and every day. Today makes me long for the resurrection of all of us, when we shall be forever with our Lord. It makes me think of Avery and Barbara and Elise and Mr. Gilchrist and all our dear ones. And it makes me so very thankful for the power and victory of our God! Victorious Lord, Victorious Lord, Victorious Lord and coming King!

"I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. 
O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction!" ~ Hosea 13:14 

He is not here - He is risen, just as He said!!!! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!! 

Sunset in May 2013

One of my very favorite Resurrection Sunday hymns...I can't stop singing it, I love it so much. 

"He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions" (#244 in the Trinity Hymnal) 
by Thomas O. Chisholm, 1941

"1. He was wounded for our transgressions, He bore our sins in His body on the tree; 
for our guilt He gave us peace, from our bondage gave release, 
and with His stripes, and with His stripes, and with His stripes our souls are healed.

2. He was numbered among transgressors, we did esteem him forsaken by His God; 
as our sacrifice He died, that the law be satisfied,
 and all our sin, and all our sin, and all our sin was laid on Him. 

3. We had wandered, we all had wandered far from the fold of "the Shepherd of the sheep"; 
but He sought us where we were, on the mountains bleak and bare, 
and brought us home, and brought us home, and brought us safely home to God. 

4. Who can number His generation? Who shall declare all the triumphs of His cross?
Millions dead now live again, myriads follow in His train! 
Victorious Lord, victorious Lord, victorious Lord and coming King!" 

Happy Resurrection Sunday, y'all!!!!

With love always,
~ Jean Marie ~