Raise Your Joys! He Lives!

rejoice-4-1148088The great Charles Wesley composed these words, “Christ the Lord is risen today, Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth replay.”  Today we celebrate Easter, because it is a time of great rejoicing for those who put their hope in Jesus. Why? Because today we make an extra special effort to acknowledge a wonderful truth that really should be celebrated 365 days out of the year.  We rejoice today, because Jesus lives!  Because the tomb is empty and our Lord now sits at the right hand of the Father, we who are trusting in Christ live with great hope.  Because He lives all that He promised has now been validated.  Our sins are forgiven, our home is in heaven, and one day we too will be resurrected!  Death does not win, the curse has been broken, and today we can celebrate, because Jesus lives!  Happy Easter everyone!

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