Easter: He Is Risen!

sunrise off the bow
Photo by joiseyshowaa.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade
— kept in heaven for you,
who through faith are shielded by God’s power
until the coming of the salvation
that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice,
though now for a little while
you may have had to suffer grief
in all kinds of trials.

These have come so that your faith
— of greater worth than gold,
which perishes even though refined by fire —
may be proved genuine
and may result in praise, glory and honor
when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Though you have not seen him, you love him;
and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him
and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
for you are receiving the goal of your faith,
the salvation of your souls.

— 1 Peter 1:3-9

[Taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, (c)1973, 1978, 1984 by the International Bible Society, used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.]

Edited to Add

Here is one of my favorite Easter songs:

He’s Alive by Don Francisco

5 thoughts on “Easter: He Is Risen!

  1. Too bad. I was enjoying this blog until the last two posts. I do not really see how Jesus has anything to do with math. I’ll be moving along now.

  2. I did not intend to offend you, and I am sorry to miss the mathematical discussion we might have had. But this is my blog, and I must reserve the right to go “off topic” on occasion. (Really, it isn’t that often — five Bible quotations so far out of who-knows-how-many posts in all. And even if you don’t read the Scripture, you can surely enjoy that beautiful photo by joiseyshowaa.)

    Jesus may not have much to do with math, but He has everything to do with who I am. On the other hand, He may have something to do with math after all. Perhaps I will do a quotation set on “God and math.” It’s always fun to read the range of opinions on that combination.

  3. Lovely photo, and I enjoyed the post.
    Anyone who is so offended by a mention of Jesus that he won’t continue to read your blog must not be that dedicated to math anyway.

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