This Easter weekend was a blessing. I had the privilege of going to Bob Jones University to view The Living Gallery. View the Link here: http://www.bju.edu/ If you’ve never been, it’s impossible to try to describe it, but you could get a little glimpse of what I saw by viewing the web page. It was a blessing as we listened to the story and saw art depicting Christ’s death, the darkness, the earthquake, the burial by Joseph of Arimathea, and the glorious report of the empty tomb!
Then of course yesterday was the blessing of being in the Lord’s house. Trumpeters began our morning service. The choir sang, “It Was For Me He Died”and then followed that with a portion of “The Hallelujah Chorus.” As I sang the last part of the chorus that repeats that “the Lord God omnipotent reigneth forever and ever, hallelujah, hallelujah,” the truth of that struck my heart and I rejoiced, choking back the tears and a happy sob! What a blessed thought! No matter what happens on this earth my God reigns forever!! The message brought was “Many Infallible Proofs” – showing in Scripture the proofs of Christ’s resurrection. The proof that struck my own heart was “changed lives.” I shutter to think what I’d be like without Christ in my life! He indeed has changed me. I can verify that He’s alive, for He lives within my heart.
Another blessing of the day was having guests in my home for Easter dinner. We sang “He lives” as we gathered around the table. Because He lives we can enjoy fellowship together. Imagine the disciples after the crucifixion. They had gathered together – a sad group – to hide and I’m sure also grieve . When Jesus appeared before them in the room it removed all their sadness! After He left I’ll bet their appetites returned! Now they could share a meal and rejoice that their Savior was alive. That’s what we were able to do with our guests.
I trust your Easter was a blessed one too. We can continue to rejoice today – even though it’s Monday, because my friend, HE IS ALIVE!