We Christians believe that Jesus died. And He did die. He was as dead as a body could be.
Then He rose again. He did rise! “Resurrection” means He stood again, and from that moment the gates of hell can no longer prevail against us.
The work of Jesus is summed up in one word: Love. And the gift of Jesus is summed up in one word: Life.
For the last few weeks I’ve been captivated by a hymn Charles Wesley (born 300 years ago) wrote.It’s not necessarily an Easter hymn, but then again, all hymns are Easter hymns. I’ve been particularly riveted by the fourth verse where he talks about his chains falling off and his heart becoming free. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have this Easter Season:
AND CAN IT BE THAT I SHOULD GAIN?
And can it be that I should gain
‘Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies!
He left His Fathers throne above,
Long my imprisoned spirit lay
No condemnation now I dread;
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