"On Easter Day
the veil between time and eternity
thins to gossamer."
BLESSES ARE THOSE...
Blessed are those
to whom Easter is not a hunt...
but a find;
not a greeting...
but a proclamation;
not an outward fashion...
but inward grace;
not a day...
but an eternity.
Easter is a time of love,
of family, and of peace.
It is a time when we say
a quiet thanks for all that we have
and for all that the future holds.
Easter is a feeling in our hearts
of hope and faith and trust.
It is a day of miracles;
a day when our dreams seem a little closer;
a time of retrospection for what has been,
and anticipation of all that will be.
And it is a time for remembering
with love and appreciation
the people in our lives
who make a difference...
people like you.
~Anna Marie Edwards~
"REJOICE! IT'S EASTER!"
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
Let not your soul be sad
Easter is a time of joy
When all hearts should be glad.
Glad to know that Jesus Christ
Made it possible for men
To have their sins forgiven
And, like Him, to live again.
So at this joyous season
May the wondrous Easter Story
Renew our Faith so we may be
Partakers of "His Glory!"
~Helen Steiner Rice~
EASTER IS GOD'S PROMISE
Easter is a promise
God renews to us each spring
A promise that we'll always have Him there,
And like the flowers that bloom so bright
And birds that sweetly sing,
We always will receive His tender care,
A promise that He'll hold us up
Each time we start to fall
And see us through each hour of care and strife.
Easter is God's promise
That His love rules over all,
And through Him
We will have eternal life.
I FEEL IT IN THE AIR
I know it's Easter time again,
I feel it in the air.
The breath of spring with woodsy tang,
And new life everywhere.
And spring glides on with magic touch
O'er mountain side and glen;
And wakens all the sleeping plants
For Easter time again.
The brooklets leap from rock to rock,
As if in joyful play;
The flowers peep from darkened tombs
To welcome Easter Day.
The birds are swinging on the boughs,
And trill in ecstacy;
They seem to show the world's great joy
Of Easter mystery.
Why should we dread the thing called death?
It's just an open door,
Where all within is love and peace
And joy forever more.
"Because I live, you too shall live,"
We hear the Saviour say.
Let's consecrate our lives anew,
On this glad Easter Day.
Although it happened long ago,
that first glad Easter day;
within the true believer's heart,
it's just as real today.
The Roman guards who kept the watch,
the early morning gloom,
the angel's words, \\"He is not here\\"
resounding from the tomb.
And oh, the joy in Mary's heart
while in the garden fair
to see her blessed Lord appear
upon the pathway there.
Although it happened long ago,
it still is true today;
oh, let our hearts rejoice and sing,
the stone is rolled away.
THERE IS A GREEN HILL FAR AWAY
- (My favourite Easter Hymn)
There is a green hill far away,
Beyond the city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.
We may not know,we can not tell,
What pains he had to bear;
We believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.
He died that we might be forgiven;
He died to make us good,
That we might go to heaven,
Saved by His precious blood.
There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin,
He only could unlock the gate,
Of heaven and let us in.
O dearly, dearly, He has loved,
We must love Him too,
Trust in His redeeming blood,
And try His works to do.
~Cecil Frances Alexander 1818-1895~
E is for Easter, coming soon,
A is for angels near the tomb,
S is for stone which was rolled away,
T is for tomb found empty that day,
E is for early morning, the women are glad,
R is for the Risen Lord, no need to be sad.
A CROSS IN MY POCKET
I carry a cross in my pocket
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian
No matter where I may be.
This little cross is not magic,
Nor is it a good luck charm
It isn't meant to protect me
From every physical harm.
It's not for identification
For all the world to see
It's simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.
When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or a key
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me.
It reminds me, too, to be thankful
For my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do and say.
It's also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to His care.
So, I carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life
If only I'll let Him be.
~Mrs. Verna Mae Thomas~
"Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger that the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right;
Faith and Hope triumphant say
Christ will rise on Easter Day."
No, we can never think that Jesus died in despair
or "of a broken heart," as some have said.
He was dying in victory, not defeat.
He foresaw, if anyone ever did,
that future which is more real than the present.
~Frederick C. Grant~
The heavy, ponderous stone
that sealed Jesus in the confines
of that rock-walled tomb was
but a pebble compared to the Rock of Ages inside.
Our Lord has written
the promise of the resurrection
not in books alone,
but in every leaf in springtime.
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
~A. E. Housman~
When Jesus died upon the cross,
He took our sin and shame;
He offers us His righteousness,
A gift for us to claim.
Jesus took my place on the cross
to give me a place in heaven.
The cross is "I" crossed out.
Come, ye saints, look here and wonder,
See the place where Jesus lay;
He has burst His bands asunder;
He has borne our sins away;
Yes, the Lord has risen to-day.
Jesus Christ is risen today,
Our triumphant holy day;
Who did once upon the cross
Suffer to redeem our loss.
~From a Latin hymn~
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
My Eternal Love, Sarveswara
Love, Faith & Trust ... The Foundation of Everything.
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