Sunday, April 4, 2010

Because He Lives...

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.
Come and see the place where he lay.
Matthew 28:6 NIV

Because He lives, we have hope beyond this life. And that is His greatest gift of all...the promise of eternal life to all who trust in Him.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow. I do not need to be afraid. He knows what lies ahead for me...for you. My future will be OK...maybe not always easy, but in His hands.

Today is April 4th...a day that brings many memories. Two years ago today our granddaughter was born...what joy to meet her and hold her. Two years ago today our granddaughter also passed away...what sadness and sorrow we felt. She is not here for her birthday celebration...or for our Easter egg hunt...but she is safe in the arms of Jesus. We know there is hope beyond the grave...and look forward to meeting her again one day.

Because He is worth the living!
Because He lives...I celebrate Easter.


  1. Judy, what a lovely post - for a Heavenly God, and a heavenly baby! Happy Easter. Dairymary

  2. Blessings on you and your family today Judy. .what hope you have. Your precious granddaughter. . .what memories must come flooding back. I rejoice in the hope you have.

  3. It truly is a special day! Blessings to all of you.

  4. Happy Easter, Judy. What memories the day has for you - truly a specially marked day for your family in so many ways.

  5. yes! Yes! all you said...

  6. What a comforting hope. Many blessings to you and yours this Easter.

  7. Easter blessings to you and your family, Judy. You will always remember your granddaughter, and one day, because of the resurrection, will be reunited with her.

  8. Christ is Risen!

    Blessings to you and your family and for your sweet grand daughter in heaven.

  9. Such a fitting tribute in memory of a granddaugher! A day that will always be associated with pain, but hope as well, becasue He lives.

  10. We too find comfort imagining the Easter of loved ones in heaven, rejoicing with the endless chorus of praise to our God and King.

    Frankly, by comparison, our celebrations seemed a bit weak; I was a tad jealous of those who have gone before.

  11. Where would we be without His comfort and hope. Praise God for the empty tomb and what was accomplished for us so that we can endure and look forward to that great day of reunion. Blessings Judy...


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