Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

So many questions, so much wondering.
We do not understand why this is happening again to Elena, why we are spending yet another Easter in the hospital, why three out of the last four Spring Breaks have been spent here in the hospital, why must our family live apart for so long, why so much heartache and pain.
While listening to worship and praise music this morning, Elena started to cry. She said she wanted to be at church.

Thanks to the reminder from our friend, Stacee, here's what we do know:

We can experience the hope and joy His promises bring. Because Jesus died and rose again, we know this life is not all there is. We have the hope of heaven and that indeed is something to look forward to!

We are grateful for this reassurance!

The lyrics below are from a song by Casting Crowns.
They tell the amazing story of Christ and remind us of His sacrifice for all.

Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

Living, He loved me

Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He’s ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine
Oh, glorious day

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter! Praising God for His son!

In Him,
The Tates

John 11:25-26
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?' "

1 comment:

  1. Hey! I feel so bad that you guys had to spend yet another Easter in the hospital. We sang that song in church this morning. No matter what Elena, just remember that everyone loves you, and everyone is thinking about you, especially me! I love you guys so much! I hope you have a great Easter, even if you have to spend it in the hospital. I love you!!!
    Lots of love,
    Micah V. :)