Sunday, April 24, 2011

He's Alive!

"Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."
~ Luke 24:1-7

The founder of Islam, Mohammed, is dead. The founder of Buddhism, Buddha, is dead. The founder of Confucianism, Confucius, is dead. All founders of all the world's religions are dead.

Long dead.

Dead and gone.

Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity, is alive.

And that is the reason we celebrate this day.

Have a blessed Easter.


Joe said...

What a powerful arrangement. That is now my favorite Dolly Parton song.

Always On Watch said...

Yes, we believers serve a risen and living Savior! The founder of Christianity lives, and we cannot visit a tomb with a body in it.

Z said...

Interesting points about the other 'religious leaders' being so dead......and our Lord is not. Heck, He's still mightily at work in each and every one of our lives on a daily basis!
Thanks, Mark...great way to put it...