The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances. ~Robert Flatt Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. ~Clarence W. Hall
It is the hour to rend thy chains,
The blossom time of souls.
~Katherine Lee Bates
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice. ~Henry Knox Sherrill
Could life so end, half told; its school so fail?
Soul, soul, there is a sequel to thy tale!
~Robert Mowry Bell
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. ~Charles M. Crowe
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right…
~Phillips Brooks, “An Easter Carol”
Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise.” ~Phillips Brooks
On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer. ~Douglas Horton
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~S.D. Gordon
Celestial spirit that doth roll
The heart’s sepulchral stone away,
Be this our resurrection day,
The singing Easter of the soul –
O gentle Master of the Wise,
Teach us to say: “I will arise.”
~Richard Le Gallienne
Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown. ~Author unknown, as quoted in the Lewiston Tribune
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself
Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years;
But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,
Unhurt amid the war of elements,
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing. ~Albert Laighton
Bunnies are cuddly
The large and the small
But I like chocolate ones
The best of them all.
The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel’s wings
If one should earthward fare.
~Edna Dean Proctor, “Easter Morning”
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust.
He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson