During church yesterday I got teary when the songs were sung. There is one song the choir sang...
Hang out the Banners and Shout the news
Blow the trumpets and horns
Till there is no one who hasn't heard
WE SHALL NOT DIE ANYMORE
I'm here to tell you that Jesus lives
And as He lives so shall we
Dying and sin have all passed away
SWALLOWED IN VICTORY!
He is RISEN conquering Hell and the GRAVE
He is RISEN He has done what he says
He is RISEN no more death or defeat
He is RISEN He is living in ME
HE IS LORD HE IS LORD HE IS LORD!!!
Anna said, "Mom, why did you get so emotional!" Because of the past week!! Knowing that this battle is already been won. We have a Risen Savior, he did what he said he would do. We have life eternal, even in death. The Easter story is so real this year! So very real!! And that makes me "emotional". I love my little Anna. She said, "Well, I don't like it when you get that way!" So I had to reassure her I was not sad! These were happy tears!
So after church we continued to celebrate. We had lunch with my sister and her family at Taziki's - which the kids did not love the food but they LOVED being together. We wanted to go on a picnic but with the rain we decided out to eat was good enough.
|Funny...Anna and Vivi could be sisters and Francie and Mary!!|
|My heart can barely hold the love I have for this bunch!|
After lunch we went home and changed and headed up to Children's to fellowship with the Roberts family. Had a great time with them!
It was a great Easter! Thank you LORD for dying for my sins, suffering for me, taking my punishment and not only that but rising again...conquering death so I can live eternally with YOU! Thank you that your blood covers me...That the Father does not see me, full of guilt and shame - that he sees YOU - the perfect sacrifice, without blemish! Thank you Jesus...