He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives, Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.
The Saturday of Easter weekend is always heavy on my heart. I mean, yes, Friday is arguably the saddest day, but Saturday. Man, they didn’t know on Saturday that Sunday was coming. They knew that Jesus said death couldn’t hold Him, but the did not know that death would not, in fact, hold Him. I’m sure some believed it the best they could, but for many, I’m sure, He was just gone. Saturday they woke and He was in the tomb. They went to sleep, and He was in the tomb. Saturday, Jesus was gone from the earth. What a sad and terrifying day.
We know that Sunday is coming. We know that He conquered sin and death. We know that when the women arrived to care for the body He was gone. We know the tomb was empty. We know that He rose again. But they didn’t know that. That weighs so heavy on me. Would I have had faith? Would I have believed He was who He said he was?
I don’t have to figure that out. I don’t have to sort through what I would or wouldn’t have done. I just get to know, today, that the tomb was empty. I get to trust that He is who He says He is because He did what He said He would do. The tomb is empty! He is risen from the grave! He lives!
Happy Easter from our family to yours!