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I know, that I know, that I know….

We looked out the front living room glass early on Easter Eve.  It was dark out, the sun wasn’t up yet…  and we stared.  There dangling right in our view, framed by our window, was the biggest, bright white moon  you have ever seen.  It was breathtaking and almost unbelievable.

I got myself ready in my Easter finery – then Emily, Isaac and Mackenzie.  We loaded up the van and headed out for our church, for an early morning rehearsal, before all of our services would begin.  And there – in the East, rising from behind a ridge, I caught a glimpse, and then a gaze at this big round hot Sun – fully ablaze.  It wasn’t just golden – It was fiery and burning.  I don’t think I have ever witnessed a sunrise of this magnitude.  ever.

I’ve been thinking it over, all day yesterday and this morning too.  I don’t know why the sun was so surprising…    While I’m confident there is a lot more science involved, wasn’t that moon just a signal?  a reminder that the sun was coming…

Well, at church yesterday morning I was reminded that this is clearly a reflection of life as a believer…  Everything around us reminds us of THE SON.  Our Pastor put it so clearly.  I am not a greek scholar, by any means, but what He said made it so obvious.  In the greek, there is a phrase that describes the resurrection account that really means, He didn’t just rise back then – He goes on rising, meaning : He lives now and forever.

The truth is that everything around us is shouting out that He lives and that the Son is coming again…   There is nothing more important in my life than those Words.  It is true.  He died a terrible death on the cross. He was buried in a grave.  Yes, it happened as payment for my sin.  BUT.  He rose from the dead and He is living now with total and permanent victory over death.

Yesterday, there was a song in our Easter Service that cemented these truths in place for me, one more time.  (Because I am human, I easily forget the joy of believing whole heartedly…)   And I thought I would share them here!

Hallelujah!  I Know My Redeemer Lives!

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?
And who told the ocean you can only come this far?
And who showed the moon where to hide till evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testifies
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives

The very same God
That spins things in orbit
Runs to the weary, the worn and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know, my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within me cry
I know My Redeemer  lives
To take away my shame
And He lives
Forever I’ll proclaim
That the payment for my sins
Was the precious life He gave
And now He’s alive and
There’s an empty
Grave!

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