In the song we sing, “He Lives,” the first statement is all about who we are. “ I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today.” We serve a Savior who has risen. There would be no point in being in a worship service to Him if He had not risen. We remember His death, burial and resurrection. If Jesus was still in the grave that Joseph of Arimathea gave to be the grave of Christ, (Matt 27: 57-60) that would be hopeless for us today, if Christ had not overcome the grave. But the good news is that our Lord, Jesus Christ did come out of that grave. Mark 16:6, “Do not be amazed, you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold. Here is the place where they laid Him.” People for 2000 years now have been celebrating that. We remember that each Lord’s Day and that is so important, because that is what our Lord told us to do. (Matt 26:26-29)
I do understand many never remember our Lord. Some once every year, some once a week. But what should I do as Christian? When we keep in mind the first verse of that song He lives, it should mean every day we remember and do the will of our God. It makes God sad when we are not pleasing to Him.
God the Father told His Son that He had all authority on heaven and earth. (Matt 28:18) That means we need to pay attention to what our Lord says each and every day that we are here on this earth.
So, as we remember our Savior, let us think about the third verse of this song, “Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing, Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King! The hope of all who seek Him, the help of all who find, None other is so loving, so good and kind.”
What a great privilege to serve the risen Savior!!