Friday, April 9, 2010


The passage of Romans 8:11, along with the Easter Vigil “Epistle” of Romans 6 (esp. vv. 5, 8) leads us in this great season of resurrection to thinking of all the needs we have: all the ways we need to be raised up, all the circumstances from which we need to be lifted up.

In light of that, I offer a few additional Biblical passages to pray over, along with a special musical meditation. Consider:

“It is good to hope in silence, for the saving help of the LORD.” (Lamentations 3:26)

“GOD, my Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet swift as those of hinds and enables me to go upon the heights.” (Habakkuk 3:19)

“During the fourth watch of the night, [Jesus] came toward [the disciples], walking on the sea. …Peter said to him in reply, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’” (Matthew 14:25, 28)

“And when he does find [the lost sheep], he sets it on his shoulders with great joy…” (Luke 15:5)

Happy Easter--"Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!"


  1. Before I venture into the suggested bible readings, I decided to listen to
    Josh Groban and the African Children's Choir. Music, the perfect sound when mood selected, does permeate my being. The message is absorbed in a meaningful way because it has involved so many others in the presentation - the musical instruments, the lead vocalist and the unbelievable power of children's voices done in perfect harmony. And it can also be repeated to 'settle in' one's soul.

  2. I do hope that Ellen Degeneres comes to terms with her acceptance of the biological error she is living. She does appear to be a very sensitive and loving person.