**From Grammy Blick's desk
Let the voice of the great multitude sing the chorus across the ages, from the beginning to the end!
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth!
Oh, all I wrote before is true, but He is risen!! The soldiers guarding the tomb were gone! The stone to keep us out was gone!
The angels we had expected to save Him from the cross were there to tell all, He is risen!!
To one, then another, He appeared and confirmed what we were being told. Just tonight we were together, still fearful for we did not understand what was happening. We were talking about what the women had seen this morning, every detail important and covered by all. We began to understand the scriptures, that He must rise again from the dead.
We stood with our backs to the closed, barred door. Yet He appeared in the middle of our group! One moment we were all talking, the next we were struck dumb as He reached forth His nail-scarred hands and offered us His peace.
The joy of seeing Him left us speechless, and gave Him the quiet to let His words flow over us, spreading the peace that passeth understanding. He gave us purpose, things to do, work from God's eternal plan. John wrote it down "As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." We must speak that we do know, testify that we have seen, and tell all that "the world through Him might be saved."
The world itself cannot contain the books that should be written, according to John 21:25. And neither can it contain all the songs to be sung on Easter morn.
While there are many that move my soul to rejoice, the clearest, dearest is the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. The work presents "the prophecy and coming of the Messiah; the redemption of mankind through the sacrifice of Jesus; and thanksgiving for the ultimate defeat of death through faith in God and the Son who came for our salvation."
Glory to God in the highest, for the Son has come to seek and save that which was lost. Join in the chorus that celebrates the victory of He Who wears on His thigh:
KING OF KINGS
LORD OF LORDS