What Kept Him There…

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An online friend reminded me of this today–

“It wasn’t the nails that kept Jesus there.  Is was love.”
~The Jesus Storybook Bible

And tomorrow we’ll rejoice and our hearts will leap because–

“The angel asked them, ‘What are you doing here?
This is a tomb and tombs are for dead people…
Jesus isn’t dead anymore!…
He’s alive again!’ “
~The Jesus Storybook Bible

This hymn, written by Philip P. Bliss back in 1875, is one of my favorite Easter songs…

Please take just a minute and read the words and join me in giving thanks to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
who gave all of Himself, so that we might gain everything worth anything.

“Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, Who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
Full atonement can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in heaven exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!”

Rejoicing with you this Easter weekend…
With Love,



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  1. LeAnn Williams says:

    Just very lovely thoughts and the hymn was beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Easter Celebration for the Resurrection of our Savior.
    My brother passed away on April 13th, a beautiful early morning Sabbath Day. I felt great peace knowing that I will see him again and that we are a eternal family. My parents and older brother also have passed away so I am the only member of my family. I will look forward someday to a wonderful reunion with them all.

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