Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Refrain from Christ Arose by Robert Lowry 1874
Christ’s resurrection victory means he conquered not only the foes of His day, but He also conquered my foes. Through the years my foes have changed. My personality has not changed so my attractions and my weaknesses have followed me through the passages and transitions of my life. Because Jesus arose from the tomb, I have been freed by God’s love and grace. He lives in me through the power of the Holy Spirit. I am not defeated by occasional loneliness and anxiety. I am able to face the unknown of aging with confidence and hope.
What foes has the Risen Christ conquered in your life?
He is risen, indeed!
© Evelyn Pope 2015