Tuesday, April 7, 2015

the hallelujah day!

{april 5}
it's the hallelujah day.
the day when all things are made new, made right, made resurrected. 
the old and dead washed away in the power of His resurrected presence. 
everything made full in the tomb left empty.
those who saw him almost couldn't believe.
shaking their heads. rubbing their eyes. pinching themselves. 
is it real?
is it true?
is this Jesus?
i get that: sometimes too-good-to-be-true is hard to believe.
it's the ending everyone wanted, but most probably kind of doubted. 
could it be?
is the tomb really empty?
who checked?
are we certain?
pilate, afraid, attempted an immediate cover-up -- "tell them his disciples stole the body."
feeble plan at best. 
but the disciples saw. 
and Jesus lived. 
and too-good-to-be-true, WAS TRUE. is true. and it's true for all of us everywhere --- even today. we are raised right along with him ... romans 6 says, "just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."
hard to believe?
i know ... 
mind-boggling for most of us.
you're not the first to shake your head, rub your eyes and pinch yourself. 
it's big. it's big news. 
it's the difference between life and death.
it's the hallelujah day and-happy-easter-morning, it happened!
real and resurrected that "we too might walk in newness of life."
have a blessed easter, friends! He is risen, indeed!

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