BECAUSE HE LIVES!
God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive,
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
and empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because His lives, all fear is gone:
Because I know He holds the future,
and life is worth the living, just because He lives!
How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy he gives:
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He lives!
And then one day, I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain:
And then, as death gives way to victory,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!
On this Sunday after Easter, I can't help but think of this old song by Bill Gaither, reminding us that no matter what we face, we can face with the assurance that nothing is too hard God. The tomb had no power over the Creator of Life and this world has no power over His plans for a future and a hope for those who put their trust in Him.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD,
plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.