Friday, March 24, 2017


“And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.  He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
Matthew 28:5, 6 KJV

Mary Artemesia Lathbury wrote a beautiful inspiring hymn about our precious Saviour “Easter Carol”.  I love these words.  “Ring, all ye bells of Easter, Your chimes of joy again, Ring out the night of sadness Ring in the morn of gladness, For death no more shall reign, For death no more shall reign.”

Easter is next month and we will celebrate our Saviour rising from the dead.  However, every day of the year should be filled with happiness and rejoicing because Jesus is still living.  We serve a risen Saviour Who loves us so much He died for us.  Are you shouting with joy yet?  What a precious Saviour!

Sometimes we act like Jesus didn’t rise from the dead.  We have frowns instead of smiles.  We can’t smile all the time but if we have invited Jesus into our heart to be our personal Saviour, we should rejoice every day and shout with joy.  One day Jesus is coming back for us with a shout of joy.  How I long for that day.

Heavenly Father, You love us so much You gave Your beloved Son to die on the cross for our sins.  Thank You for loving us unconditionally.  Please forgive us for the times when we hurt You.  Jesus, You are so precious and I love You.  Thank You for dying for me.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

Joanne Lowe
March 24, 2017

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