April 6, 2023

He’s Alive

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Today’s song is “He’s Alive” performed by David Phelps & Gaither Vocal Band

“I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever!”
Rev 1:18 (NIV)

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in Me will never die. Do you believe this?’”
John 11: 25-26 (NIV)

Today’s song, “He’s Alive,” is performed by David Phelps and the Gaither Band.

Happy Resurrection Day.
Today, praise God, we are forgiven, and Christ stands before us with arms open wide.  Jesus came as our sacrificial Lamb; He was triumphant over the grave and conquered death for man’s redemption.  What a glorious message of Easter!

Although today, we share equally in the responsibility of the horror of the cross, Jesus stands before each of us, just as He did with Peter, and all of those at the foot of the cross, with His arms held open wide.  In His love, mercy, and grace, He offers forgiveness, redemption, and restitution; His bloodshed replaces our sin, guilt, confusion, anguish, and shame with His confidence, joyfulness, and victory.  Hallelujah, although we were dead in our sins, we are now ALIVE in Christ!

We are Forgiven!
Heaven’s gates are open wide!
We are Redeemed!

In Christ,

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He’s Alive

The gates and doors were barred and all the windows fastened down,
I spent the night in sleeplessness and rose at every sound,
Half in hopeless sorrow half in fear the day,
Would find the soldiers crashing through to drag us all away.
Then just before the sunrise I heard something at the wall,
The gate began to rattle and a voice began to call,
I hurried to the window and looked down to the street,
Expecting swords and torches and the sound of soldiers feet,

There was no one there but Mary so I went down to let her in,
John stood there beside me as she told us were she’d been,
She said they moved him in the night and none of us knows where,
The stones been rolled away and now his body isn’t there.
We both ran toward the garden then John ran on ahead,
We found the stone and the empty tomb just the way that Mary said,
But the winding sheet they wrapped him in was just an empty shell,
And how or where they’d taken him was more than I could tell.

Something strange had happened there but what I did not know,
John believed a miracle but I just turned to go,
Circumstance and speculation couldn’t lift me very high,
Cause I’d seen them crucify him and then I’d watched him die,
Back inside the house again all the guilt and anguish came,
Everything I’d promised him just added to my shame,
But at last it came to choices I denied I knew his name,
Even If he was alive it wouldn’t be the same.

But suddenly the air was filled with a strange and sweet perfume,
Light that came from everywhere drove shadows from the room,
Jesus stood before me with his arms held open wide,
And I fell down on my knees and clung to him and cried,
He raised me to my feet and as I looked into his eyes,
Love was shining out from him like sunlight from the sky,
Guilt and my confusion disappeared in sweet release,
And every fear I’d ever had just melted into peace.

He’s alive, He’s alive, He’s alive and I’m forgiven,
Heavens gates are open wide.
He’s alive, He’s alive, He’s alive and I’m forgiven,
Heavens gates are open wide.
He’s alive, He’s alive, He’s alive and I’m forgiven,
Heavens gates are open wide.

He’s alive!

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Don Francisco
He’s Alive lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG Publishing,
Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

May we grow together in the love of Christ to reflect upon the mercies and blessings upon our lives, to feel the presence of God’s living Holy Spirit through worship to sing, pray, laugh, dance, cry, but mostly to praise our Lord and Father as we were indeed created2praise.