To believe

Easter is God’s mulligan to humanity.

We have just celebrated another Easter to mark the most significant event in human history: the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Today, Christians look back on these events not to relive the grief, sadness and morbidity, but to renew our commitment to living on a higher plane, the one Jesus challenged us to live on.

We recognize the cross as a symbol of God’s love, but historically it was an instrument of torture devised by the Greeks and Romans to prolong the death of those deemed guilty of crimes against the state.  Since Jesus was guilty of no such thing, the cross had to have a higher meaning — one that could hold the hope of humanity.

– extracted from The meaning of Easter and the Cross by David D. Ireland, Fox News –

On Holy Saturday, we met up at a friend’s house for potluck (bring-a-dish) dinner.  The food was so delicious, the company was great.  My friend shared this song with us.  The words are indeed inspirational and beautiful, sung by such talented young singer, Jackie Evancho.

To Believe 

“To Believe” was written by Evancho, Matthew David.

Jackie Evancho – To Believe Lyrics
Before I lay me down to rest
I ask the Lord one small request
I know I have all I could need
But this prayer is not for me

Too many people on this day
Don’t have a peaceful place to stay
Let all fighting cease that your children may see peace
Wipe their tears of sorrow away

To believe in a day
When hunger and war will pass away
To have the hope amidst despair
That every sparrow’s counted
That you hear each cry and listen to each prayer

Let me try always to believe
That we can hear the hearts that grieve
Please help us not ignore
The anguished cries of the poor
Or their pain will never leave

To believe in a day
When hunger and war will pass away
To have the hope amidst despair
That every sparrow’s counted
That you hear their cries and listen to each prayer

Father, as you see, I’m just a child
And there’s so much to understand
But if Your Grace should surround me
Then I’ll do the best I can
I promise, I’ll do the very best I can

To believe in a day
When hunger and war will pass away
To have the hope amidst despair
That every sparrow’s counted
That you hear each cry and listen to each
Prayer {Hear each cry and listen to each prayer}

Help us do Your will Your Father
In the name of all that’s true
And we’ll see in one another
The loving image of You

 

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