Sunday, April 8, 2012

Three Words

"On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain He will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; He will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.  The LORD has spoken." (Isaiah 25:6-8)

"And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split." (Matthew 27:50-51)

"In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead? 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 into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again."'" (Luke 24:5-7)

It was the greatest triumph, right after what some people thought was the worst defeat. The most terrible setback was transformed. The inevitable was defeated from the inside. All of this could be summed up, shouted by millions of people all across the world, shining a light into the darkness, the hope of them all and the joy of all nations put forth into three electric words. And it was so powerful that not even death could stop it. Triumph at last! Let the horns resound! The darkness trembles, for—

HE IS RISEN!

4 comments:

Samantha Wolfe said...

He is risen, indeed! :-)

"The greatest day in history. Death is beaten, you have rescued me. Shout it out: Jesus is alive! He's alive! Oh, happy day, happy day! You washed my sin away! Oh, happy day, happy day! I'll never be the same! Forever I am changed!"

Hannah Joy said...

AMEN! :-D That is all I have to say. :-)

The Director said...

*gets up on feet and cheers*

Christos anesti. Two words ;)

Ninja Tim said...

I shout with Samantha. He is risen indeed!!! And, as the preacher in my church this morning said, we can add with full confidence: "And I am risen too!" =)