Romans 8:38, 39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Just a few words from my friend and favorite Christian blogger on this Resurrection Day: Setting the scene: Jesus has been tried, crucified and risen. Peter is walking in the street and has seemingly worked a miracle of healing and many people have seen it happen, including priests and temple guards.
Acts 4:13 … “Now when the scribes and priests saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they recognized and acknowledged that … they had been with Jesus.”
Unlearned and ignorant. I question that. Yes, they were just a couple of fishermen … but they had been with Jesus. That makes all the difference. ~ Carl Middleton
The above comes from the middle of the story that Carl is telling: how was the lame made whole? Paul has the answer. Please read it here from the beginning (it’s short) and feel the deep significance of the last paragraph.
I don’t know a lot about Rhema Marvanne, the 10-year-old who is singing How Great Thou Art in the video below. She was born in Dallas and lost her mother (36) to ovarian cancer in 2008 when Rhema was about 6 years old. When Rhema sings gospel I am awed at how this young child phrases the lyrics that must surely flow from her heart. She seems to have a special understanding of what so many cannot grasp, that our God is a Mighty and Merciful God.
Psalm 145:3 – Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. (NIV)
Deuteronomy 4:31 – For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.
May you and yours be blessed beyond measure in this sacred and joyous season.
Others Celebrating the Season of Resurrection (I’ll be updating throughout the weekend):