Cry records her dad’s favorite song for him to listen to during the most challenging days of his life. ”Take Me To The River” In acapella- sung to him by the voice he often joined, and blended so beautifully with, in better times. Something about that song resignated with him the last few weeks of his life. He fought the good fight, brave and beautiful, faithful to the end. Never wavering. There is a river that makes glad the city of our God! His home going was wrapped in heavenly visions, as he communicated with both worlds fully awake. Death where is thy sting? The crucifixion of Christ, the strange darkness, and earthquake that shook calvery’s scene, gripped the Lord’s followers with doubts and fears. His tortured, bruised, and mangled body, taunted them for believing that He was the promised one to come. As He was lowered from the cross and taken to the tomb.
Like wise our circumstances in life often do the same. They taunt us at the broken remains of our hopes and dreams, that carried an expectation, for better times and lovelier days. But the keeping power of God’s love, and amazing grace, is stronger than anyone can ever imagine, for those who trust in Him. No matter how dark the night Jesus displayed to the world, as sure as the sun comes up, that joy comes in the morning! Our faith is justified by the power of His resurrection. 2000 years have passed, kingdoms have come and gone; rulers have risen and fallen; even now churches stand empty through out the world, but the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ remains, and we still celebrate Resurrection Day. Remembering His words that have carried the faithful for two millenniums, “… And, lo I Am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Math 28:20
For as the Father has life in Himself, so also He has granted the Son to have life in Himself.
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day.
Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except by Me.
When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
I am He that lived and was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever more! And I have the keys of Death and of Hell.