The Firstborn from the Dead

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Resurrection Day.

“Christ the Lord is risen today, Hallelujah!”

“(Jesus) is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.” – Colossians 1:18 (ESV)

Thank you, Yeshua Hamashiach, Jesus the Messiah. You did what I could never have done, went to a place from where I never could have returned, all to pay a debt that I owed – to you.

God, you didn’t “just” forgive my sins – you paid for them yourself on the cross, and in Hell. “Thank you” can’t begin to cover something like that, but until I at least say that…I haven’t even begun.

Below, I have posted my favorite Easter / Resurrection songs. I dearly love Christmas music, but it’s a crime that there are so few songs about the Passion of Jesus and his Resurrection in comparison to ones about Christmas. It’s wonderful to be excited that Jesus came to be with us, but – without the crucifixion and resurrection, his incarnation would just be a thoughtful gesture, a sign of affection. A well-meaning get-well card to someone going down with the ship.

Without what Jesus did on the cross, in Hell, and in Heaven afterwards – the Nativity wouldn’t matter very much at all. But then, God always finishes what he starts – “he declares the end of a thing from the beginning”. That’s why everything he does along the way is so meaningful.

(The technical quality of the videos isn’t great, and most of the performances are from many years ago. But the angels of God sing God’s praises outside of time, and the beauty of Jesus, his love for us, and what he did for us surpass space and time. If you need to, just close your eyes and listen. “Ohh, listen…”)

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