Saturday, April 07, 2007

Were you there? (concluded)

Were you there when the stone was rolled away?
Were you there when the stone was rolled away?
Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when the stone was rolled away?

Were you there when Christ rose up from the dead?
Were you there when Christ rose up from the dead?
Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when Christ rose up from the dead?

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Lord, show me your hands -- I see the wounds
Show me your feet -- I see the wounds
Show me your brow, oh, I'll kiss it now
This kind of love - makes me weak in the knees
Weak in the knees

I hear your love calling me
I feel your love lifting me --
This is what I'm going to do
From the depths of an empty tomb
I'm going to rise and worship You
Rise and worship You
Rise and worship You
Your love reached down, down, down, and lifted me!

The Spirit of the Lord has raised Jesus from the dead. Total vindication. Total victory. Total credentials, authority, power. A name -- such a name! Above all names both in in heaven and on earth. See the chains of sin, guilt, depravity, shame -- all dropping to the floor. See every demon in hell and on earth -- quivering and bowing before that wonderful name.

This, the resurrection day of our Lord, is the Day the Lord has made.

We will rejoice, and be glad in it.

We will walk in it.

We will proclaim it.

Be glad, O daughter of Jerusalem -- behold your King!

Happy Easter to everyone!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The cool thing about the stone being rolled away...He didn't need it moved to rise...He was already risen! It was rolled away for men and women to see the Empty Tomb....and the rest is His Story...history!
Vicki

RkBall said...

You know what -- you are absolutely right, and I was going to include a sentence or two expressing exactly that. It is a display of God's sovereign power.

Thanks for adding this detail.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"