Joy of resurrection sings on this Easter Sunday

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It’s a beautiful uplifting Sunday morning. The sun is brightly shining and the birds are gathering debris for building their nests. One of them was trying to build a nest up under the front porch eave. The bulb plants are trying to bloom but frost still abounds.

Such a gorgeous morning for the Easter Sunrise services around this area of the country.

We miss our California friends today but are going to Paul and Darlene’s home here in NW PA today for Easter dinner. We’re looking forward to meeting part of their family whom we’ve never met!

Growing up in the Church, the services were always uplifting and joyous while celebrating the risen Lord. Funny, though. A part of the services were always sad for me. The crucifixion and death of Jesus always bothered me. Dying a slow death on a cross. I’ll never forget pictures and a description by a surgeon who described the painful process of dying while hanging from a cross. And I’ve never truly understood how anyone could spring up from the dead. It’s symbolic, I’m sure. I just don’t know what it is though. Since that doesn’t seem plausible to me, I guess I’ve always focused and empathized for Jesus on the cross and the indescribable suffering he felt. Maybe it’s just the melancholic part of me. I hope no one unsubscribes from the blog because of this.

Nonetheless, I’ve gone with the flow of celebrating the Holiday and enjoy seeing new life from the ground spring up from the ‘dead’ and growing new life! “Each flower that from the green earth springs, for joy of resurrection sings“.

Warmly………David

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6 Responses

  1. Hi David,

    I would like to share a thought on the resurrection.

    GOD created Jesus Christ in the beginning. He has all his “blue prints” so to speak, in his memory. After the first born creation of Jesus, then in turn Jesus worked beside his Father in creating everything else.

    Since GOD has all the blue prints of all of us, he can take those same blueprints and put the breath of life for a human, or make one into a spirit.

    It is the same person, with all the same thoughts, and characteristics as before.

    GOD’s Spirit is his working force, Much as electricity is a working force, and does these things as GOD directs.

    If GOD did it once, He can certainly do it again.

    Love with a smile,
    Imogene

  2. Thankyou for your blog and a happy easter weekend to you all.

    • Thanks, Freda. I appreciate it!

      David

  3. Well I cannot imagine anyone not wanting to read your blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

  4. Hi, David! Here also we had a beautiful Easter Sunday, warm and full of sunshine, blossoming trees and birds singing. It was perfect to make us think about the Resurrection. Spring IS symbolic; the resurrection of Christ and, through Him, of us all, is very REAL to me. In this age of DNA and cloning, I don’t find any problem in believing in the literal resurrection of mankind, brought about by the Atonement of our Lord. If man can do so many things that would have been considered impossible 50 years ago, how can we doubt the power of God? I agree with Imogene, if He could do it once He can do it again -many times over.
    Hugs,
    Raquel

  5. Hi, David,

    As your title, “Joy of Resurrection . . . “, implies, it is precisely because of the resurrection of Christ that we can have true, lasting joy. When the God/Man, Jesus, rose from the dead He gave hope to each of us.

    The Apostle Paul summarizes the gospel best(“the gospel by which you are saved”):

    “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3 & 4)

    Then he reminds us that there were eyewitnesses to Christ’s resurrection:
    “and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren . . . ” (1 Cor. 15:5 & 6a)

    And Paul goes on to say:
    “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. . . But now CHRIST HAS BEEN RAISED FROM THE DEAD.” (1 Cor. 15:17 & 20a)

    He’s Alive!!!! Because He lives we can face tomorrow.

    Wishing you peace and hope and joy,
    Sheila

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