Easter Saturday Thoughts

Today, Easter Saturday, is the day or the time between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.

Jesus is dead. We believers await the Easter "morning" when we can rejoice, sing and shout our loudest hallelujahs in our hearts because Jesus is risen!

What a wonderful encouragement this is!  Jesus is in the grave, it is the interval time. Just as certain as the old prophecies about the Messiah's birth and death and Calvary, the Bible gives assurances from Jesus that he is coming again.

Meantime, we carry on with our day-to-day work at hand while we keep to our hearts John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Indeed, God poured his rich mercy and great love by sending his son Jesus to this earth. Through Christ's death and resurrection, we are made alive. (Ephesians 2:4-5.)

I'd like to share a lifelong favourite hymn for Easter week, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

Lyrics:  Isaac Watts, published 1707
(Copyright: Public Domain) 
  1. When I survey the wondrous cross
    On which the Prince of glory died,
    My richest gain I count but loss,
    And pour contempt on all my pride.
  2. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
    Save in the death of Christ my God!
    All the vain things that charm me most,
    I sacrifice them to His blood.
  3. See from His head, His hands, His feet,
    Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
    Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
    Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
  4. Were the whole realm of nature mine,
    That were a present far too small;
    Love so amazing, so divine,
    Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Video Credit:

"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross: Choir of King's College, Cambridge." YouTube, uploaded by  drwestbury.  Accessed April 19, 2014.  

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