Sunday, April 8, 2012

He Is

In my home this morning, I tell my daughters about the call and response we might say in church this morning.  If somebody says, "He is risen!" we would exclaim, "He is risen indeed!"


Our friend calls on the phone, and my oldest shouts, "He is risen!"  The friend replies, "He is risen indeed!"

Then, we ask, "Why do you say, is risen?  Wouldn't it be has risen or was risen?" 

Because He is.   It happened and is happening.   And that lovely adverb indeed means to emphasize the truth of it even more

Happy Easter!  Today, I remember the lyrics to a powerful song called "He Is" that my friend, Elizabeth, played for me back in 1994.  I was so struck by the integrity of the Bible and how I could find Jesus in every book.  I've posted the lyrics below from Aaron Jeoffrey's song:  

In Genesis, He's the breath of life
In Exodus, the Passover Lamb
In Leviticus, He's our High Priest
Numbers, The fire by night
Deuteronomy, He's Moses' voice
In Joshua, He is salvation's choice
Judges, law giver
In Ruth, the kinsmen-redeemer
First and second Samuel, our trusted prophet
In Kings and Chronicles, He's sovereign

Ezra, true and faithful scribe
Nehemiah, He's the rebuilder of broken walls and lives
In Esther, He's Mordecai's courage
In Job, the timeless redeemer
In Psalms, He is our morning song

In Proverbs, wisdom's cry
Ecclesiastes, the time and season
In the Song of Solomon, He is the lover's dream

He is, He is, HE IS!
In Isaiah, He's Prince of Peace
Jeremiah, the weeping prophet
In Lamentations, the cry for Israel
Ezekiel, He's the call from sin
In Daniel, the stranger in the fire

In Hosea, He is forever faithful
In Joel, He's the Spirits power
In Amos, the arms that carry us
In Obadiah, He's the Lord our Savior
In Jonah, He's the great missionary

In Micah, the promise of peace
In Nahum, He is our strength and our shield
In Habakkuk and Zephaniah, He's pleading for revival
In Haggai, He restores a lost heritage
In Zechariah, our fountain

In Malachi, He is the son of righteousness rising with healing in His wings
He is, He is, HE IS!
In Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, He is God, Man, Messiah
In the book of Acts, He is fire from heaven
In Romans, He's the grace of God
In Corinthians, the power of love
In Galatians, He is freedom from the curse of sin

Ephesians, our glorious treasure
Philippians, the servants heart
In Colossians, He's the Godhead Trinity
Thessalonians, our coming King
In Timothy, Titus, Philemon He's our mediator and our faithful Pastor

In Hebrews, the everlasting covenant
In James, the one who heals the sick.
In First and Second Peter, he is our Shepherd
In John and in Jude, He is the lover coming for His bride
In the Revelation, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords

He is, He is, HE IS!
The prince of peace
The Son of man
The Lamb of God
The great I AM

He's the alpha and omega
Our God and our Savior
He is Jesus Christ the Lord
and when time is no more
He is, HE IS!

Happy Easter!   


juliana said...

He is Risen!

Sarah said...

He is risen indeed!

Cath said...

He is risen indeed!

1and1makes6 said...

That is an amazing song!  He is Risen - yesterday, today and tomorrow!

LivewithFlair said...

 He is risen indeed!

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