Resurrection

There once was a pious young priest

Who lived almost wholly on yeast;

“For,” he said, “it is plain

We must all rise again,

And I want to get started at least.”

The event of the Resurrection brought a new perspective to the vision of man. No longer was he restricted to the little distance of an earthly existence. The horizon melted away, as it were, and he could glimpse beyond the clouds the golden glory of eternal life. — Esther Baldwin York

Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. — Martin Luther

Come see — investigate

Go tell — propagate

Agatha Christie’s play, “The Mouse Trap” has played continuously in London, England for more than 30 years. Before she died Christie entrusted the royalties from the production to a relative. Suppose that relative were in a coma and during their long sleep had a nightmare that the whole idea of the bequest was false. When he awoke, what would be the best way of figuring out the truth of the matter? Not to phone around but to check their bank account, to see whether the promised benefits were there. Even so, our faith in the resurrection is not based on heresay but on its benefits. — Ray Cross

The Gospels do not explain the resurrection; the resurrection explains the Gospels.

Chrsitians never see each other for the last time.

 

 

There once was a pious young priest

Who lived almost wholly on yeast;

“For,” he said, “it is plain

We must all rise again,

And I want to get started at least.”

The event of the Resurrection brought a new perspective to the vision of man. No longer was he restricted to the little distance of an earthly existence. The horizon melted away, as it were, and he could glimpse beyond the clouds the golden glory of eternal life. — Esther Baldwin York

Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. — Martin Luther

Come see — investigate

Go tell — propagate

Agatha Christie’s play, “The Mouse Trap” has played continuously in London, England for more than 30 years. Before she died Christie entrusted the royalties from the production to a relative. Suppose that relative were in a coma and during their long sleep had a nightmare that the whole idea of the bequest was false. When he awoke, what would be the best way of figuring out the truth of the matter? Not to phone around but to check their bank account, to see whether the promised benefits were there. Even so, our faith in the resurrection is not based on heresay but on its benefits. — Ray Cross

The Gospels do not explain the resurrection; the resurrection explains the Gospels.

Even Such Is Time
Even such is Time, that takes in trust

Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days;
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust.
—  Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer (1554-1618)

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Resurrection
Is it true that after this life of ours we shall one day be awakened

by a terrifying clamour of trumpets?
Forgive me God, but I console myself
that the beginning and resurrection of all of us dead
will simply be announced by the crowing of the cock.

After that we’ll remain lying down a while…
The first to get up
will be Mother…We’ll hear her
quietly laying the fire,
quietly putting the kettle on the stove
and cosily taking the teapot out of the cupboard.
We’ll be home once more.
— Vladimir Holan, Czech poet (1905 – 1980)

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LET DEATH COME
Let death come, we have nought to fear. All the gravediggers in the world cannot dig a grave large enough and deep enough to hold eternal life. All the coffin-makers in the world cannot make a coffin large enough and tight enough to hold eternal life. Death has had his hand on Christ one, but never again.
Jesus said: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” (John 11:25,26). And in the Apocalypse we read that the risen Saviour said to John: “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore” (Rev. 1:18). Death cannot touch Him again.
We get life by believing. In fact, we get more than Adam lost; for the redeemed child of God is heir to a richer and more glorious inheritance than Adam in Paradise could ever have conceived; yea, and that inheritance endures forever–it is inalienable.
I would much rather have my life hid with Christ in God than have lived in Paradise; for Adam might have sinned and fallen after being there ten thousand years. But the believer is safer, if these things become real to him.
Let us make them a fact, and not a fiction. God has said it; and that is enough. Let us trust Him even where we cannot trace Him….
— D.L. Moody, in The Way to God

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THEY WAIT
Did you say the wonderful trees are dead
Because their limbs are bare?
Did you say that all around is dead
Because no flowers are there?
Wait–till the soft warm breezes blow–
Wait–for the sun and rain–
Here is a beautiful truth I know,
They all shall live again.
Did you say the loved ones you have lost
Are dead beneath the sod?
They only sleep–they are not dead;
They wait for the “Trump of God.”
They wait–till the Risen Redeemer
In glory shall cleave the skies;
At the sounding of the trumpet
The “dead in Christ” shall rise.
So when the buds are bursting
And blossoms wake with the spring;
We remember –In that “Morning”
We shall wake to meet our King.
Oh! Glorious Morn! Oh! Glorious Lord!
We wait Thy coming,
when
We put on “immortality”
And rise to live again.