Sunday, March 29, 2015

An Easter Playlist

For so many reasons I love the Easter season...                     

  • The foretelling of Easter in the Old Testament  is fulfilled in the New Testament
  • The drama that is Christmas reaches its climax in the triumph that is Easter
  • The promise of victory over death is sealed with Christ's resurrection and return to the right hand of His Father

The Old Testament said:
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5

The New Testament said:
Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him…  John 19: 16-18

The Old Testament said:
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, 
nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
  Psalm 16:9-11

The New Testament said:
He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
 'The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' Luke 24: 6-7

After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.  Mark 16:19

An Easter Playlist
I invite you to an awe-inspiring Easter playlist. When finished, I hope your heart will agree that…

He is alive and He is King!  It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming   (Dr. SM Lockridge)  End of the Beginning  (David Phelps)  Sunday’s on the Way   (Carman)   Rise Again  (Dallas Holm)     He is Alive  (Third Day)     He’s Alive  (Dolly Parton)  That’s My King  (Dr. SM Lockridge)

Detail from Found Picture
Found Picture from Granny's Attic
of Gethsemane

“Death Meets His Master,” from Come, Walk with Me: Poems,
Devotionals, and Short Walks Among Pleasant People and Places
McQuaid, Elwood, Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, 1990.