Resurrection Sunday Blessings

08 April 2012


What kind of king would chose to wear a crown that bleeds and scars
To win my heart?
What kind of Love tells me I'm the reason He can't stay
Inside the grave?

You. Is it You?
Standing here before my eyes,
Every part of my heart cries

Alive! Alive!
Look what Mercy's overcome
Death has lost and Love has won
Alive! Alive!
Hallelujah, Risen Lord
The only One I fall before

I am His because He is alive.

— "Alive (Mary Magdalene)" written by Nicole Nordeman and Bernie Herms

I have always loved this song. The vulnerable, almost broken lyrics perfectly display Mary's emotions upon the resurrection of her Savior, her intense gratitude to Him, and her joyfulness that He is alive. I feel a sort of closeness with this song because of how much I can relate to it. Like Mary, I often feel wordless and uncomprehending at the power of Christ. But that is what is so beautiful about it. I don't need to speak, I don't need to prove myself in any way. All I need to do is run into His arms. Because He made the eternal sacrifice for me on Cavalry, my sins are no more. I am His beloved, His daughter.

I am His because He is alive.

I pray each of you have a blessed Easter Sunday, celebrating the miracle of His resurrection and triumph over death for eternity. He is risen; He is risen, indeed!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade." — 1 Peter 1:3-4

1 epistles:

  1. Happy Resurrection Day to you, Elizabeth! This is a beautfiul song, though I have not heard it before. Amen, "I am His because He is alive."

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