ive gotten a few emails and such wondering when the next post is coming. i always appreciate those and the comments left on here, thanks for reading.

the semester is winding down and due dates for position papers and such are coming at a rapid pace. hopefully, within the next week, i can get to a starbucks quote that i cut off of my cup to write about.

have a blessed resurrection day. ill post the lyrics to one of the most amazing songs about “easter” that i have ever heard.
the lines “when jesus took in that breath, and shattered all death with his life” gives me chills, as i picture a lifeless body not breathing for 3 days, suddenly being filled with life, and jesus christ breathing in, and with that breath, defeating death. we would all do well to just think about the significance of that . along with ” go on you wages of sin, go dont you come back again”, this *is* the significance of the resurrection. not simply that a dead man rose, but that that man was the son of god, and his rasing and life, freed us from the power of death.
the other line that always puts a lump in my throat, simply because i so rarely mediate on the truth of it, is “the mouth of the tomb shouted ‘glory!! the groom is alive!!!”
how often do we even feel like shouting that jesus christ is alive??

i hope you are as blessed by them as i always am. the song is called “high noon” by andrew peterson, from his album “love and thunder”. if you dont own it, it should be your next music purchase. simply amazing. -stephen

“high noon” from the album “love and thunder” by andrew peterson
high noon in the valley of the shadow when the deep of the valley was bright
when the mouth of the tomb shouted, “glory, the groom is alive”
“so long, you wages of sin go on, don’t you come back again
i’ve been raised and redeemed you’ve lost all your sting
to the victor of the battle
at high noon in the valley of the shadow”

now the demons, they danced in the darkness when that last ragged breath left his lungs
and they reveled and howled at the war that they thought they had won
but then, in the dark of the grave the stone rolled away
in the still of the dawn on the greatest of days

it was High noon in the valley of the shadow when the shadows were shot through with light when jesus took in that breath and shattered all death with his life
so long, you wages of sin go on, don’t you come back again
i’ve been raised and redeemed you’ve lost all your sting to the victor of the battle
high noon in the valley of the shadow

let the people rejoice let the heavens resound
let the name of jesus, who sought us and freed us forever ring out
all praise to the fighter of the night who rides on the light
whose gun is the grace of the God of the sky

it was high noon in the valley of the shadow when the shadows were shot through with light
when the mouth of the tomb shouted, “Glory, the Groom is alive”
so long, you wages of sin i said go on, don’t you come back again
i’ve been raised and redeemed all praise to the king ,the victor of the battle
high noon in the valley of the shadow

Copyright 2003 New Spring Publishing, Inc.

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