Sunday, October 10, 2010

He Is Risen!

I Live
by Rich Cook

I live, I live
because He is risen

I live, I live
with power over sin

I live, I live
because He is risen

I live, I live
to worship Him

Thank You Jesus,
thank You, Jesus

Because You're alive
Because You're alive
Because You're alive
I live

© 1976 John T. Benson Publishing

Sunday, October 3, 2010

He Is Risen!

A legendary early Church tradition:
When two Christians met, they reminded each other of the Resurrection.
One said, "He is risen!"
And the other replied, "He is risen indeed!"

In early Christian art, the central theme was the empty tomb.

The Cross brings salvation and eternal life.
The Resurrection brings new life, abundant life.
It means that, truly, all things are possible with God.
Nothing is stronger than Him.
He is King.
He is risen!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Little Blessings

God recently blessed me with a job at a daycare here in Richmond, so five days a week I spend at least four hours giving lunch breaks to teachers in various rooms. The kids are so fun! (Usually ;-D). Here are some examples of the new joys I've been experiencing:
  • a set of triplets whose belongings are marked A, B, and C
  • an adorable four-year-old boy with thick, curly red hair who gives great hugs
  • a toddler who has learned to climb into my arms
  • an older toddler professionally patting a younger one to sleep (pats back, strokes hair, lifts blanket to see if eyes are closed, pats again, et cetera)
  • kids saying "I like you"
  • sloppy baby kisses
  • sharing "secrets" about knights and dragons and princesses
  • watching toddlers dance and try to somersault
  • receiving colored pictures of rainbows and other interesting creations
  • a billion smiles a day

Kids are great! Just saying.