Why I’m Celebrating This Easter

Good Friday. Such an interesting title for the most unjust and tragic day in all of earth’s history. Yet it can be good because of what Christ’s death accomplished. Today, I’m celebrating because of what the sacrifice of Jesus’ life accomplished for me. Even more so, I’m celebrating because of what His defeat of death and sin means. My hope, my strength, my purpose all come from the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Many people before me have put into words more eloquent than I can compose what Easter means, so I’m going to instead point to a couple of beautiful poems put into song that illustrate some of the grateful emotions I’m feeling this Easter season.

Because He Lives
(Written by Bill & Gloria Gaither)

God sent His Son
They called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my Saviour lives

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives

(Sung by Hillsong)

There is Love that came for us
Humbled to a sinner’s cross
You broke my shame and sinfuless
You rose again victorious

Faithfulness none can deny
Through the storm and through the fire
There is truth that sets me free
Jesus Christ who lives in me

You are stronger You are stronger
Sin is broken You have saved me
It is written Christ is risen
Jesus You are Lord of all

No beginning and no end
You’re my hope and my defense
You came to seek and save the lost
You paid it all upon the cross

So let Your name be lifted higher
Be lifted higher be lifted higher

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4 thoughts on “Why I’m Celebrating This Easter

  1. Ashley H.

    I love the song, “Because He Lives,” but I don’t know the other one. I’ll have to check that out! I hope you have a very blessed Easter, friend.

    1. Kelly Post author

      We’ve been singing the other song, “Stronger” in church lately. It is a beautiful song by Hillsong. Happy Easter to you, too, Ashley!


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