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Song Lyric Sunday: Alive!

Song Lyric Sunday

Today’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is, “days.”

Three days after Jesus died on the cross, Mary Magdalene saw him alive.

….Then the disciples returned to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

                                                                                                                          John 20: 10-18

 

You can see Mary’s joy in this video perfectly aligned with Natalie Grant’s song, “Alive.” It gives me chills, or “Godbumps,” every time.

“Alive”

By Natalie Grant

Who but You, could breathe and leave a trail of galaxies and dream of me?
What kind of Love is writing my story till the end with Mercy’s pen? Only You.
What kind of king would choose to wear a crown that bleeds and scars to win my heart?
What kind of Love tells me I’m the reason He can’t stay inside the grave?
You. Is it You? Standing here before my eyes, every part of my heart cries

Alive! Alive! Look what Mercy’s overcome; Death has lost and Love has won Alive! Alive!
Hallelujah, Risen Lord, the only One I fall before I am His because He is alive.

Who could speak, and send the demons back from where they came with just one Name?
What other heart would let itself be broken every time till He healed mine?
You. Only You could turn my darkness into dawn; running right into Your arms

Alive! Alive! Look what Mercy’s overcome; Death has lost and Love has won Alive! Alive!
Hallelujah, Risen Lord, the only One I fall before I am His because He is

Emmanuel, the promised King the baby who made angels sing Son of Man who walked with us, healing, breathing in our dust
The author of all history, the answer to all mysteries The Lamb of God who rolled away, the stone in front of every grave

Alive! Alive! Look what Mercy’s overcome;
Death has lost and Love has won.

(Hallelujah)

Alive! I am His because He is alive. Alive!

Lyrics from: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nataliegrant/alive.html

 

For more information on Song Lyric Sunday, visit Helen’s blog at:

https://helenswordsoflife.com/2018/03/31/song-lyric-sunday-theme-for-4-1-18/

May your Easter be full of joy and blessings!


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Jesus Christ Superstar, Revisited

As Easter approaches I have extra choir duty, I’m getting rid of a nasty  cold, and preparing to drive to the mountains on Monday.  So, to make things a little easier on myself,  I’m doing a bit of re-cycling here on WordPress.

In 2015, I did a series of posts about Jesus Christ Superstar and how the movie and music impacted my life.

In this song, Jesus, played by Ted Neeley, faces his fear in the garden of Gethsemane. Sure puts my little challenges in a different perspective.


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Bunny Rabbits and Spider Veins

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Well this is a real fine mess. I can’t connect to my blogs on my laptop. I wonder how many people blog from a phone. This won’t be my first time, but I hope it’s not a regular thing.

The first thing that popped into my head when I read Linda Hill’s SOC prompt, “real,” was the story of the Velveteen Rabbit. I think it was the toy (stuffed) bunny, or was it the old rocking horse talking to the bunny, who said real happens to you over a long time, after your fur has been rubbed off, or loved off. It’s like a Pinocchio story about a toy bunny. A rather sad story in some ways, but the message I like is that real isn’t about being new and shiny. Real is about depth and character.

When I was a child, I knew, intellectually, that my stuffed animals were not real. Yet another part of me felt that they had feelings. I was upset when the disappeared during one of our cross country moves. The moving gremlin must’ve gotten them. I don’t want to think about that anymore.

What if loving an inanimate object puts some kind of energy into it? I’ve heard you can do Reiki on a car and help it run better. I have not experienced that. But I do believe that our thoughts have real effects sometimes. Of course there’s God, and angels and possibly other forces and powers that could be influencing a car to start.

So where to go with this? If real means old and shabby and loved instead of new and slick and shiny, then I’m feeling real. Yes, my body is very real. My legs in particular are real as I notice more of those spider veins. I’ve heard I can get those zapped with a laser and they will disappear. But why couldn’t we just see spider veins as a form of abstract art? I’ll have to think about that. A more real issue is shaving my legs. Since my hair is light in color and getting thinner, I’ve gotten away with not shaving my legs for months. That’s about to change as I’m about to give in to cultural influence. But I think I’ll keep my abstract, natural spider tattoos for a while.

I wonder, from a global perspective, how many women worry about such things. I guess spider veins and shaving legs are relatively minute, practically microscopic, in the grand scheme of things.

A real bunny rabbit, is another matter. Don’t buy a real bunny for Easter. It’s just not fair to the bunny. But you could buy a toy bunny and love it into real.

If you want to join in the real fun of Saturday Stream of Consciousness posting, hop on over to Linda’s blog:

http://lindaghill.com/2016/03/25/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-2616/

Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.
8. Have fun!