Easter is a season for good reasons. If your church has already moved on, or back, or around to your “life as usual,” you’re doing it wrong. Everything is changed. Everything is different after the resurrection. The season of Easter reminds us, week by week, that nothing will ever be the same. Don’t move on…dig deep.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!!
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 (CEV)
I love the Lord because he hears my requests for mercy.
I’ll call out to him as long as I live, because he listens closely to me.
Death’s ropes bound me; the distress of the grave found me— I came face-to-face with trouble and grief.
So I called on the Lord’s name: “Lord, please save me!”
What can I give back to the Lord for all the good things he has done for me?
I’ll lift up the cup of salvation. I’ll call on the Lord’s name.
I’ll keep the promises I made to the Lord in the presence of all God’s people.
The death of the Lord’s faithful is a costly loss in his eyes.
Oh yes, Lord, I am definitely your servant! I am your servant and the son of your female servant— you’ve freed me from my chains.
So I’ll offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to you, and I’ll call on the Lord’s name.
I’ll keep the promises I made to the Lord
in the presence of all God’s people,
in the courtyards of the Lord’s house, which is in the center of Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!
This week’s playlist includes only two pieces: Henry Purcell’s Voluntary in C (on organ) and a live recording of Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony #2, conducted by Claudio Abbado.