I’m still on an Easter high! Still humming with resurrection joy in my heart, even though it is spring in Kentucky and I’m battling allergies like crazy. Still so thankful the stone was rolled away from the tomb and Mary found it empty. The song in my head this morning fits right in…
Christ is risen from the dead,
trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake,
come and rise up from the grave.
Christ is risen from the dead.
We are one with Him again.
Come awake, come awake.
Come and rise up from the grave.
O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
Our God is not dead
He’s alive! He’s alive!
This is a Matt Maher song from his album Alive Again. I love the way this song begins…
Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
But fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to Him who showed great love
And bled for us
Freely You’ve bled for us
I love to play with words, to take a phrase an out emphasis on a different word each time to see how the meaning changes. It also helps my heart to hear it better.
CHRIST is risen from the dead.
Christ IS risen from the dead.
Christ is RISEN from the dead!
Christ is risen FROM the dead.
Christ is risen from THE dead.
Christ is risen from the DEAD!!
It happened. It’s not a fairy tale or a myth. It is one of the most documented facts in history. And if He is risen from the dead, then He is alive. And if He can open that sealed tomb, then He can open a sealed and bruise heart.
Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bowed to none but heaven’s will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown
No burden great can hold You down
In strength You reign
Forever let Your church proclaim… CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD!!
I am the church, I am part of the body of Christ, I am His bride. And my heart is singing this morning that Christ IS risen from the dead!
Listen to Matt sing this song at the K-Love studios.