Arise, my soul, arise;
Shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding Sacrifice
In my behalf appears:
Before the throne my Surety stands,
My name is written on His hands.
My God is reconciled;
His pardoning voice I hear:
He owns me for His child;
I can no longer fear:
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And "Father, Abba, Father," cry.
Christ is Risen!! I have a feeling I haven't the nearest notion of how great and deep the meaning of those words really are, but this I do know: all I have I owe to Him. All hope, all joy, all peace, all life is wrapped up in the knowledge that He is. That He lives. That He, in His great mercy, has owned me for His child. I can't imagine the hopelessness of a life spent without the guiding hand of my Creator and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. May He give me the power to honor, obey, and please Him in all that I do.
Happy Resurrection Day!