happy easter

happy easter! he is risen and he is alive!

today and tomorrow, i’ll be celebrating easter with my family – we will attend a church service tonight, and then gather together for easter brunch tomorrow, all the time remembering the sacrifice and new life that jesus gave us long ago and continues to give anew today.

if you are looking for a new song to put on your iPod this easter weekend, i recommend an old one by crystal lewis called “beauty for ashes,” the lyrics reflect the meaning of easter for me:

he gives beauty for ashes
strength for fear
gladness for mourning
peace for despair

when sorrow seems to surround you
when suffering hangs heavy oer your head
know that tomorrow brings
wholeness and healing
god knows your need
just believe what he said

i once was lost but god has found me
though i was bound i’ve been set free
i’ve been made righteous in his sight
a display of his splendor all can see

he gives beauty for ashes
strength for fear

gladness for mourning
peace for despair

happy easter! may you find new life, peace and love this weekend!

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