Sunday, April 8, 2012

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!!

I know that many of you may be too busy with church activities and family gatherings to stop by on Easter Sunday.  If, by chance, any of our readers have stopped in today, I thought I would share a little something with you on this joyous day.

George Frideric Handel is well known for his masterwork, The Messiah. Many people associate this piece with the Christmas season because so many of the songs are related to the birth of Christ. If you step back and take a bird's eye view, however, you'll see that the music actually begins with the prophecies of Christ's coming, then speaks of the miraculous virgin birth and the joyous tidings of the angels, moves forward to the life work of Jesus, and then on to the crucifixion, and the resurrection, and beyond -- the final choruses deal with verses in the book of Revelation.

The climactic Hallelujah Chorus is a triumphant song that one can imagine the angels may have sung on Easter morning:

Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth!
The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our God, and of His Christ!
And He shall reign forever and ever!
King of Kings, and Lord of Lords!

My prayer is that everyone who stops by today and reads this post will be drawn by the Holy Spirit and will thank Jesus for His gift of salvation -- ask Him to forgive your sins and you can begin a new life; a relationship with Him. Don't linger; don't wait.

He is risen --- and He is reaching out to you!


Belinda said...

I'm so glad I did stop by! How uplifting and inspiring! That God would sacrifice so much for me, that Jesus would suffer so for me, is still so amazing to me. How can I turn away from that and deny Him?

Many years ago when I was in a much smaller church, our choir sang the Hallelujah Chorus. It was a struggle as we were few in number, but what a blessing!. I haven't forgotten the feeling of singing that praise filled song after all these years and I feel like it's my friend every time I hear it.

Thank you for a great post today!! God bless you all and have a happy and blessed Easter everyone!!!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! Thank you, Jesus, for suffering all for me.

Linda said...

He is Risen indeed! He did it all for me! and for you.