The Daily Paine

Easter is past, and what a wonderful time it was.  It was a special time to remember the sacrifice for our sins and the resurrection power of Jesus.  But because of those days in history there is something vital for each believer, and that is the recognition that He continues to live.  He was dead, but is now alive and with the Father.  I don’t have to worry about tomorrow, or fret about today for He lives.

          “I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today;
           I know that He is living, whatever men may say;
           I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
           And just the time I need Him He’s always near.”
                    –A. H. Ackley

In this world of trouble and woe He is with me.  In this time of terror, fear, and doubt I don’t have to because He is with me each step of the way.  Despair has been removed from my vocabulary; weariness may be there but through Him I find new strength to get through each day.  One day, and I believe it to be soon, He will be calling from the clouds.

          “In all the world around me I see His loving care,
           And tho’ my heart grows weary I never will despair;
           I know that He is leading, thro’ all the stormy blast,
           The day of His appearing will come at last.”

So rejoice, lift up your heads, King Jesus is soon to appear.  He is our hope, that wonderful “Blessed Hope” upon which we rest.  In the midst of sorrow, He is there.  In the midst of suffering, He is there.  In the midst of the storm, He is there.  Rejoice for He is there through all trials and temptations.

          “Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing
           Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!
           The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find,
           None other is so loving, so good and kind.”

Easter is over, Resurrection has happened and now Jesus is with me today.  You may scoff, you may mock and wonder why I could be so foolish.  Ha, I know He lives, and no one can ever take that away from me.  No matter what the world offers.  No matter what happens along the way.  I know!  For He lives within my heart!

                    “He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
                     He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
                     He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
                     You ask me how I know He lives?
                     He lives within my heart.”