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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter 2009

Christ the Lord is ris'n! Christ the Lord is ris'n! Jesu.
Christ the Lord is ris'n! Christ the Lord is ris'n! Jesu.
He has conquered death! He has conquered death! Jesu.
Sin has done its worst! Sin has done its worst! Jesu.

- Lyrics from Christ the Lord is Risen (Music: Ghanaian folk song; adapt. by Tom Colvin; arr. by Kevin R. Hacker, © 1969 Hope Publishing).

The Resurrection of Jesus
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
- Matthew 28:1-7; King James Version

Today Western Christians everywhere are celebrating Jesus' triumphant resurrection from the dead. Although it's wet and rainy here in Puget Sound (for the second year in a row) it's still Easter. A little precipitation can't stop an Easter egg hunt or lessen the fullness of a hearty meal.

If you're observing the holiday - perhaps spending time in the company of family and friends on this most glorious of Sundays - please accept best wishes from all of us at the Northwest Progressive Institute.


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