Sunday, April 5, 2015

Because He Lives

While enjoying a dynamic Easter service this morning, I was struck with the words from the familiar song, Because He Lives.  This old song by Bill and Gloria Gaither, written in 1970, can be sung by memory for most of us.  As I joined the congregation in singing the words to the second verse, my mind thought of Aaron.  It struck me forcefully and yet sweetly how much these words give me comfort concerning Aaron, in a way I hadn’t really contemplated this deeply before.  The reality of what a living Savior means to us as we deal with Aaron’s future and the seriousness of his seizures washed over me with great peace and hope. 


How sweet to hold a newborn baby,

Aaron, soon after birth

And feel the pride and joy he gives;


But greater still, the calm assurance,

Aaron - Video EEG

This child can face uncertain days because He lives.

Seizure day

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow;


Because He lives, all fear is gone;

Seizure day

Because I know He holds the future.

Newborn Aaron

And life is worth the living just because He lives!  (Bill and Gloria Gaither)

No matter what each of us is facing, we can face it with the calm assurance that Jesus lives, and in Him we will have all we need to face whatever the future holds

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