Both Roots and Wings

Reinventing My Life, and The Tumbleweed Report
Faith

Easter Morning

Easter is a time of Joy, a time of reflection, and a time to spend walking with Him who saved us through His sacrifice.

Every Easter morning, our family wakes up to the same song, blasting, blaring boldly through the house on the highest volume, and we sing and praise through it! Easter is the focal point, the very moment of our salvation, the moment we were set free and it is an exciting, inspiring, joyful moment to celebrate! It was a joy to me to meet Sandi Patty in person this year, and tell her that her own song has been our family tradition for about 30 years!

Also, following this Sandy Patty Song, there are two other favorites, that have been my favorites even longer. Each song brings memories, and joys of my walk with Him. We start every Easter listening to these songs, in order as follows. Celebrate with us as we Praise God that Jesus Rose Again! All three of these songs are available on YouTube.

This song is by Sandi Patty and appears on the album Morning Like This (1986).

Was it a morning like this
When the sun still hid from Jerusalem?
And Mary rose from her bed,
To tend to the Lord she thought was dead?

Was it a morning like this,
When Mary walked down from Jerusalem?
And two Angels stood at the tomb,
Bearers of news she would hear soon?

Did the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?

Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen! Hallelujah, hallelujah!”

Was it a morning like this,
When Peter and John ran from Jerusalem?
And as they raced towards the tomb,
Beneath their feet was there a tune?

Did the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?

Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen! Hallelujah, hallelujah!”

Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen! Hallelujah, hallelujah!”

Was it a morning like this,
When my Lord looked out on Jerusalem?

He is risen!
Hallelujah, hallelujah
(Hallelujah)
Hallelujah!
(Hallelujah, hallelujah)

The second song:

He’s Alive
The gates and doors were barred
And all the windows fastened down
I spent the night in sleeplessness
And rose at every sound
Half in hope of sorrow
And half in fear the day
Would find the soldiers breakin’ through
To drag us all away
And just before the sunrise
I heard something at the wall
The gate began to rattle
And a voice began to call
I hurried to the window
Looked down into the street
Expecting swords and torches
And the sound of soldiers’ feet

But there was no one there but Mary
So I went down to let her in
John stood there beside me
As she told me where she’d been
She said they’ve moved Him in the night
And none of us know where
The stone’s been rolled away
And now His body isn’t there

We both ran towards the garden
Then John ran on ahead
We found the stone and empty tomb
Just the way that Mary said
But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in
Was just an empty shell
And how or where they’d taken Him
Was more than I could tell

Oh something strange had happened there
Just what I did not know
John believed a miracle
But I just turned to go
Circumstance and speculation
Couldn’t lift me very high
‘Cause I’d seen them crucify Him
Then I saw Him die

Back inside the house again
The guilt and anguish came
Everything I’d promised Him
Just added to my shame
When at last it came to choices
I denied I knew His name
And even if He was alive
It wouldn’t be the same

But suddenly the air was filled
With a strange and sweet perfume
Light that came from everywhere
Drove shadows from the room
And Jesus stood before me
With His arms held open wide
And I fell down on my knees
And I just clung to Him and cried

Then He raised me to my feet
And as I looked into His eyes
The love was shining out from Him
Like sunlight from the skies
Guilt in my confusion
Disappeared in sweet release
And every fear I ever had
Just melted into peace

He’s alive yes He’s alive
Yes He’s alive and I’m forgiven
Heaven’s gates are open wide
He’s alive yes He’s alive
Oh He’s alive and I’m forgiven
Heaven’s gates are open wide
He’s alive He’s alive
Hallelujah He’s alive
He’s alive and I’m forgiven
Heaven’s gates are open wide
He’s alive He’s alive He’s alive
I believe it He’s alive
Sweet Jesus

The third favorite song I love for Easter is Rise Again!

Rise Again

Go ahead drive the nails in My hands,
Laugh at Me where you stand.
Go ahead, and say it isn’t Me,
The day will come when you will see,

‘Cause I’ll rise again.
There’s no pow’r on earth can tie Me down.
Yes, I’ll rise again,
Death can’t keep Me in the ground.

Go ahead mock My name,
My love for you is still the same.
Go ahead and bury Me,
But very soon I will be free.

‘Cause I’ll rise again.
There’s no pow’r on earth can tie Me down.
Yes, I’ll rise again,
Death can’t keep Me in the ground.

Go ahead, and say I’m dead and gone,
But you will see that you were wrong.
Go ahead, and try to hide the Son,
But all will see that I’m the One.

“Cause I’ll come again.
There’s no pow’r on earth can keep it back.
Yes, I’ll come again;
Come to take My people back
Yes I’ll come again;
Come to take My people back.

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May your day be filled with Joy and Salvation!

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Happy Easter!

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