Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is Risen!

It’s lovely here in Minnesota this morning and, here in this little corner of the world, all seems so well. I must remind myself at such a time that there is still hatred and cowardice to defeat!
by Charlie Leck

It is Easter morning!

When I was in graduate school, a large group of students would meet at dawn on Easter morning, to greet one another and sing hymns of praise. As we arrived, our greeting was always the same.

“The Lord is risen!” one would say to another.

“He is risen indeed!” the other would reply.

It is difficult for a Christian to explain Easter to other Christians. Imagine how difficult it is to expound upon it to non-Christians.

I like to do it this way! Our Lord, in his earthly life, was the finest example of God’s wondrous love that the world has ever known. It was a love so enormous that it willingly laid down its life that we might see the power of such love.

On Easter, the message is proclaimed to us: Love cannot be slain and buried away in a tomb! Love conquers all things – even death. The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!

As I said in an email to one of my daughters this morning, the Apostle Paul’s most important comments in his letters to believers were probably those about love…

“Love conquers all things! Even death cannot defeat it!”
“…if I have all things, but have not love, I am nothing!”
“Love never ends!”
“Faith, hope and love abide; but the greatest of these is love.”

If we believe these things about love – that love conquers all things – then how can we be surprised that he is risen. He is risen indeed!

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