The Power of the Cross
Job's Repentance

Once Again...The Son Is Risen!

He is not here; he has risen!  Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' Then they remembered his words. (Luke 24:6-8 NIV)

As I looked out my east window this morning and saw the sun rising up into the sky like it does every morning, I couldn't help but think of this day and the fact that Christians all across the world will be celebrating the ultimate "Son Rise". The glory of the sun as it makes its way back onto our horizon with yellows and oranges and sometimes just a white brightness as it pierces through the morning haze, is such a wonderful picture of our risen Jesus, isn't it?   Jesus rose from the dead triumphantly, conquering sin and death for all of mankind. The tomb was found empty.

Today, as you think upon God's sacrifice for you, as you wonder at God's gift of life, won't you think about what you are giving back to Him each day?  I can't help but think about it as I sing the lyrics to "Once Again" by Matt Redman.   Even though Jesus Christ is now exalted to the highest place at the right hand of God, I am still humbled by God's mercy, and thankful for that cross where He died for me.  Happy Resurrection Day!

ONCE AGAIN - by Matt Redman

Jesus Christ, I think upon Your sacrifice
You became nothing, poured out to death
Many times I've wondered at Your gift of life
And I'm in that place once again
I'm in that place once again

And once again I look upon the cross where You died
I'm humbled by Your mercy and I'm broken inside
Once again I thank You
Once again I pour out my life

Now You are exalted to the highest place
King of the heavens where one day I'll bow
But for now, I marvel at Your saving grace
And I'm full of praise once again
I'm full of praise once again

Thank You for the cross
Thank You for the cross
Thank You for the cross, my Friend

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