Sunday, April 24, 2011

In Christ Alone

I love Easter.  I do.  I love that it means spring is (usually) here.  I love the flowers.  I love the pretty dresses.  I love time with family.  Most importantly, I love that we celebrate Jesus and that He died for our sins and He conquered death. 
 I love love love this song.  It is one of my very favorites.  I think I post it about every Easter.  As a Christian, there is no more important message than the one that this song talks about.  The words are just beautiful and they give us such hope!  "No guilt in life, no fear in death"...this sinner sure does love that promise!

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

Today is a rainy, gloomy day and Cilla has been a bear- look at that face.  Luckily, today is so much more than that.  I hate to even post a picture because it was a complete failure trying to get one.  She has loved talking about Easter and we have done our Resurrection Eggs several times.  It is something tangible to help explain Easter.  Her little two year old ming obviously can't be wrapped around the depth of Easter, but We have talked a lot about the cross and how it means how much Jesus loves us!
Happy Easter!
“He is not here; he is risen, just as he said.” – Matthew 28:6


Sally said...

OMG - miss you guys. look at Cilla - ahhh! such a big and pretty girl!!! Happy easter!!

~aj~ said...

I absolutely love this song as well. It's the theme song for our Women's ministry right now and I sing it in my head all day long.

Happy Easter to your family!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Happy Easter! Cilla looks gorgeous even with that face. We had a rough patch this morning too but recovered. Life with kids can just be challenging.

The "W" Family said...

oh how I love this song!