And he departed from our sight that we might return to our hearts and find him there. For he left us, and behold, he is here.
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.
We live and die; Christ died and lived!
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Sherrill On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.
For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born.
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer; Death is strong, but Life is stronger; Stronger than the dark, the light; Stronger than the wrong, the right; Faith and Hope triumphant say Christ will rise on Easter Day.
Christ the Lord is risen to-day, Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen!
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.
Earth's saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart!
But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.
Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, "Christ is risen," but "I shall rise."
He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.
The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.
Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.
To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Death is strong, but Life is stronger.
Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.
It is the hour to rend thy chains, The blossom time of souls.
Christ is risen from the dead!
Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility, and our ultimate destiny.
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