Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sunday....

"He is not here for He is risen, as He said."
                                                           - Matthew 28:6a

Strains from the "Hallelujah Chorus" will echo today from all across the world!  Did you know that George Frederick Handel composed this marvelous oratorio - "Messiah" - in only 23 days?  Charles Jennens, Jr. chose the Bible verses that were used as the text. 

This is a comment by Janette Woolsey appearing in "Treasury of Easter Celebrations," 1999.

"Messiah seems more and more to express the true meaning of Easter.  For it not only is the telling of the Old Testament prophecies of the coming of Christ, the Herald's announcing His birth and then Christ's life on earth, but the real meaning of the Crucifixion and Resurrection is finally summed up in an expression of man's faith in all that for which Christ stands."

A glorious and blessed Easter to each of you!