Sunrise Celebration

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.” (John 20:18)

Today, the final day in our Easter series, is one of celebration, for Jesus Christ conquered death and rose from the grave after giving His life as a ransom for many. We left Good Friday with faces stained by tears, for we could feel just a touch of the physical and emotional pain Jesus endured that night more than 2,000 years ago. Today’s hymn, sung by Jamie Harms, Joanna Sheppard, and Brianna Hines in 2021 declares that death had no hold on our Jesus.

Christ the lord is risen today

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! 
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! 
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! 
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! 

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! 
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! 
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! 
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia! 

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! 
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! 
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia! 
Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia! 

Charles Wesley (1707-1788) 

Find the Resurrection Day accounts from the Gospel writers in the following passages:

Matthew 28 — Mark 16 —Luke 24 — John 20-21