April 21, 2011

Darkest Before the Dawn

The disciples of the LORD likely were
confused and greatly discouraged.

The LORD Jesus Christ was dead.

They had witnessed it all.
HE was buried.

How dark a time that
must have been for them.
How they must have felt!
All hope seemed to be gone.

But, it was not Truth.

The LORD promised HE would rise again.
HE would be victorious over the grave.
Death could not hold HIM.

Early on the third day,
the first day of the week, which is Sunday,
the LORD Jesus Christ rose from the dead!

"And the angel answered
and said unto the women,
Fear not ye:
for I know that ye seek Jesus,
which was crucified.
He is not here:
for he is risen,
as he said."
~ Matthew 28:5-6 ~

How wonderful it is!

We serve a RISEN LORD!

Is HE your LORD?

How amazing it would be if
you would trust HIM with your
never-dying soul this Easter.

HE alone is worthy of all our praise.

~ Arise, My Soul, Arise ~

Arise my soul, arise;
Shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding Sacrifice
In my behalf appears:
Before the throne my Surety stands,
Before the throne my Surety stands;
My name is written on His hands.

He ever lives above,
For me to intercede;
His all redeeming love,
His precious blood to plead;
His blood for sin did once atone,
His blood for sin did once atone,
And now it pleads before the Throne.

Five bleeding wounds He bears,
Received on Calvary,
They pour effectual prayers,
They strongly plead for me:
"Forgive him, O forgive," they cry,
"Forgive him, O forgive," they cry,
"Nor let that ransomed sinner die!"

The Father hears Him pray,
His dear anointed One;
He cannot turn away
The presence of His Son;
His Spirit answers to the blood,
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God.

I now am reconciled;
God's pardoning voice I hear,
He owns me as His child,
I can no longer fear;
With confidence I now draw nigh,
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And, "Father, Abba, Father," cry.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

May the LORD bless
you each one this Easter!

In HIS Love,


Terri said...

Blessing to your family this Resurrection weekend as well! It is ALL about Jesus! What a great post! Much love to you!!

Lisa said...

May God bless you and your family this Easter as well.

Patty said...

Camille, may you have a blessed Easter also.

Heather said...

Praise God!
I love that my name is written on His hand. What a wonderful thought. I felt myself getting more and more excited as I read on and on.

Happy Easter to you and your family, Camille.

Love, Heather

Lady Farmer said...

And my He bless you and each one of your dear family this Easter, Camille!
He is Risen.
He is Risen, indeed!
Oh, what a glorious day to celebrate His victory over death!
Rich Easter Blessings!

Unknown said...

Camille..what a beautiful post..and oh how true..what a feeling it must be to think that all HOPE is gone forever.. Thank God (literally) that Hope is ALIVE...
Have a blessed Easter with your family and loved ones...
God Bless my friend

Camille said...

Dear Terri ~ Thank you my friend! Yes...it is all about the LORD!! How wonderful HE is!! Have a blessed Easter weekend. :)

Dear Lisa ~ Thank you! May the LORD bless you and your family as you celebrate HIS Resurrection. :)

Dear Patty ~ May the LORD bless you and your family this weekend. Thank you for your kind words today. :)

Dear Heather ~ How exciting it really is!! And yes, how WONDERFUL that our names are indeed written on HIS hands! Blessings to you! :)

Dear Raeann ~ Thank you so much my friend! What a blessing to belong to the KING of KINGS!! Rich Easter blessings to you as well. :)

Dear Karen ~ How blessed we are to belong to HIM! How Wonderful that we do indeed have the Greatest HOPE!! Many blessings to you and your family this weekend! :)

In HIS Love,

Sharon said...

Just Beautiful my friend :) A lovely post. I am So very thankful that I have Jesus as my Savior and it is my prayer that others will call upon Him as Lord and Savior and know that love and hope that only He can bring.

I am glad that you are encouraged in the Crohn's trial. You are always in my prayers :)

Praying for you and your family to have a Very Blessed Resurrection Day!

Camille said...

Dear Sharon ~ What a sweet encouragement you are! Thank you so much for praying...the LORD is so Good!! May HE bless you this Easter Weekend with HIS peace and presence. HE is RISEN!!

With Love,

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow celebrating our risen Lord and Savior! Blessings to you and yours, Jackie

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you so much my friend! May the LORD richly bless you and your family as well.

In His Love,

Craig said...

I’ve been up before dawn lots lately – it’s when I write my posts – and I know of the darkness, then the blue time, then the dawn. I’m a little late for reading your Easter post – but it was nice – like an encore. It was all so really well done – if I didn’t know Our Lord, after reading it – I’d want to. {smile} Thank you for this, I hearted it. God Bless you and all of yours Camille.

Camille said...

Thank you Craig for your kind and encouraging words. May the LORD be glorified in all that is said...and may many come to know HIM like we do! What a blessing to celebrate the REAL Reason for it all!

Blessings to you,