Arise & Shine
He lives – arising in light and glory He lives.
So we throw off the shroud of darkness, despair and death left on the cross He bore.
Because He lives we do now – more alive than before.
He lives – in shining pureness and holiness He lives.
His hands, pierced, took the gain, in victory over depression,
dejection, defeat, and shame,
So we could be unfettered, free – unchained.
He lives, robed in rays of majesty – He lives.
He overcame the world with stripes and streams of crimson
Imprinting our impurities on His flesh,
He rose again for our justification, in exchange for our debts.
He lives – He has risen indeed. So we should live – declaring the resurrection;
‘He rising for us, and His power in you and me.’
On this Resurrection Day we focus our attention on His glory, His sacrifice and remember that He died for our sake and rose again to give us life. He didn’t pour out His Blood for us to live entrenched and buried in darkness of past guilt and sin, not to be condemned but to accept His gift of redemption, love and grace:
But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
He came alive after the pressing of the world and so must we. Let’s arise, come awake – and live.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1
Poem by Julene Fleurmond, Founder of Dream in Soul