Friday, June 15, 2007

2nd Chapter of Acts

I'm writing this as part of a three or four part series about music that I love - starting with a hymn (It Is Well) and progressing through time to newer stuff.
Yes, the title of this entry, the 2nd chapter of Acts, is in the Bible - and fantastic - but there was a band in the seventies called 2nd Chapter of Acts. They produced a lot of music that I'll probably never know, but I do know one song that I have heard done by Keith Green - on a cd of course - and fantastic. You can check out a clip of Keith Green singing the Easter Song from if you click here. Because I learned the song from Keith Green, I like it better when He sings, but you can see the original band in video, singing the song below.
Just check out these lyrics:

Hear the bells ringing
They're singing that you can be born again
Hear the bells ringing
They're singing Christ is risen from the dead

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the word, He has risen, hallelujah
He's risen, hallelujah
He's risen, hallelujah

Here were some of my thoughts as I read through Luke 24:3-6

When they got to the opening of the tomb, they looked in and hoped that Jesus would still be in there, but He wasn’t. As their minds started thinking about who could have taken the body and what would they have done with it, it got real bright in the tomb. They looked towards the door and saw two men standing in between the ladies and their exit. Whether they noticed it or not, these two guys were almost as shiny as the sun and their clothes were as bright as lightning. The women were so terrified because of what had happened to Jesus, they all fell to the floor and put their faces on the ground. They were terrified of what might happen, and as they began to plead with the men to leave them alone, both of the men asked together in one voice, “Why are you looking for the Living One in the place where the dead are kept? He’s not here because He is alive and has not been held by death.


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