Happy Easter to you and your family, here is hoping God’s love and Christ gift of forgiveness finds you today and always. We are never alone and can call on Jesus to listen, forgive, and heal our soul on a daily basis. All we need to do is believe and have faith. It’s that simple. Christ died for us on Good Friday many years ago and through the miracle of his Resurrection showed how we can have ever lasting life.
For by Grace you have been saved through faith and it is not your doing, but a Gift from God (Ephesians 2:8).
Easter has a special meaning for me and the traditional Easter hymns bring me back to certain times in my life when I have witnessed miracles. In 1995 I received a call from my Mom on Good Friday that my Dad was in the hospital and not expected to make it through the weekend. I flew 1500 miles to Connecticut and we started a 24 hour watch. The years of emphysema and COPD had taken a toil, Dad was laying in the hospital bed, non responsive and hooked to machines that beeped his life story.
Saturday night I had the overnight shift and spent the night putting his mask back on his face when he would pull it off. The nurses asked what they should do if he stopped breathing. They did not expect him to make it through the night. I just gave them a look and said “He can hear you, we aren’t going to talk about it.” You see my Father had not seen his brand new granddaughter who had just been born a few months earlier.
I left the hospital on Easter morning when I Mom arrived and went to Easter Service at my home church of Grace Episcopal. I sat in the back, in one of the Mothers rocking chairs with my baby girl, prayed, rocked her and tried to sing the Easter hymns, but could not because of the lump in my throat. I prayed.
After church, when I returned to the hospital, my Dad was sitting up and drinking coffee.
I have no explanation except for the Gift of God that day as I found out he was on seven prayer lists that morning. Thank you for that Easter miracle and those last few days with my Dad. Christ is Risen indeed, and Jesus gives life.
Hymns to Enjoy this Happy Easter
To me, these hymns are Easter. Have a Blessed Easter.
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
He’s Risen, He’s Risen
Thank you for reading and listening. If you have a favorite Easter Hymn please share it below. Remember Easter is not just one day, but all year round. Christ is Risen, have a Happy Easter.