Because He Lives

God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives! 

Chorus
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives! 

Chorus
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

And then one day, I’ll cross the river,
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to vict’ry,
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives! 

Chorus
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

 

I picked up my rental today from Enterprise, and settled into (what the lady who turned it in had called) “The Banana Box.” A bright yellow Kia Soul.  I gotta admit…I’m diggin’ it.  When the radio came on, it was set to Lithium. I was stoked to hear Nirvana, No Doubt and The Offspring all in a row.  I was singing along to my heart’s content…and then… I lost that content.  I turned down the radio and started singing “Because He Lives.” 

I love our church and I’ve learned to fall in love with the soul behind today’s worship music… but there is just something to be said for the spirit behind a classic, traditional hymn.  Yesterday, among all the powerful words sang by our congregation, came this quietly beautiful hymn.  

Yep- I cried.  Through the first verse and a half. 

This morning, I guess, it was still haunting me and I couldn’t shake it.  The promise recognized by But greater still the calm assurance: This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!” makes my heart soar. My little man shares in the same promise I do! Because HE lives!!!

Hoping yours was a fabulous, blessed Sunday full of reflection and peace!

Xo,

Brandi

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