The Macs

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I've been loving listening to Christ is Risen by Matt Maher as Easter approached this week.
I love the lyrics...

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead, He's alive! He's alive!

Whenever it gets to that part of the song, I want to shout at the top of my lungs,
He's alive!
He's alive!

And then this morning we watched this video in church...

So, where are you today?
I pray that today you are celebrating the amazing HOPE that Easter represents.
The Hope that conquered sin and death and the grave.
The Hope that is freely offered to each one of us.
The Hope that is found in Christ alone.
Come awake!

The servant grew up before God--a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field. 
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pain he carried--
our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sin that did that to him,
that ripped and tore and crushed him--our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
Through his bruises we get healed.
We're all like sheep who've wandered off and gotten lost.
We've all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we've done wrong,
on him, on him.

Isaiah 53:2-6 (The Message)

Happy Easter!


Blogger Rita said...

Amen. That video made me cry. Thank you for posting it.

April 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Thanks for posting that video. It was exactly what I needed today.

April 24, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Amber_D said...

Happy Easter. I've been following your blog for years now, but this is my first time commenting. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

April 24, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

They played this at our church today too... I love that part in the song!

Happy Easter Macs!

April 24, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Amen! I love that passage. I hope your Easter was a wonderful celebration.

April 25, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Tara Long said...

Beautiful. Just like our Savior's love for us. Another great video of Hope-- of Him...

April 25, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Mrs. H said...

We sang that song in our church on Easter - man, the excitement, power, enthusiasm - we did shout a little :) And a few more hands/fist pumps in the air than normal. I was singing it the rest of the day!

April 25, 2011 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Brittny said...

You can not watch that video or hear that song without being moved!! Thank you God for saving us all!!!

April 25, 2011 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Carly said...

Love, love, love that song! Thank you!

April 25, 2011 at 7:44 PM  

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