Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia.
Whenever we brush Sierra's teeth we sing a song. Normally we sing "Halle, Halle, Halle," but throughout Lent we need to change it - for there no Alleluia's during Lent. So we sing the same tune, but change the words - "Water, Water, Water - mel-lon" or her favorite "Motor, Motor, Motor, cy-cle."
For the past week she has been reminding me, when I get up on Sunday, we get to sing Halle, Halle again. So i ask why and she says - It is Easter, silly, and Jesus got up.
Yes, today is Easter, and Jesus is up. The powers of death could not hold him, the tomb could not hold him, new life has been born - Alleluia!
Today is the central part of our faith - Jesus is raised from the dead and no longer do sin or death have any power over us. It is a day to celebrate.
So I am going to go upstairs, wake Sierra up, and we will sing, as loud as we dare, Halle, Halle - for today we celebrate the gift of new life in the God who comes searching for us and walks with us.
Have a blessed Easter!