Sunday, April 08, 2012

The Vigil of Easter

Job said, he shall take his stand upon the earth: The living redeemer is the Lord of Hosts, whom the women met at the tomb.  There he stands, the Victor: Goliath is vanquished!  All of David’s enemies are defeated.  Satan is conquered; death is under his feet.  He lives.

Zephaniah said, the Lord GOD in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.  So the women who saw him held him by the feet, and worshiped him.  See, they worshiped him because he is their God.  And he is himself here rejoicing over them with joy: for he loves them!  He loves these women; and he loves his disciples; and he loves you, too: so he rejoices over you with joy on the day of his resurrection.

The Lord who is risen from the dead is the Lord GOD  Almighty, no one less: and this is his chief work among men.  He restores his creation by his own resurrection from the dead.

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