By Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for over 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

    Christ Arose

    Monday, April 03, 2017

    As we are approaching Easter this week, I pray the busyness of the activities you may be involved with (egg hunt, musicals, etc.) will not be a distraction in remembering what Christ did for us on the cross.

    Without the cross and resurrection, none of the things we are doing this week would matter. I love the old hymn “Christ Arose.” Some of you younger ladies may have never heard it, but I would encourage you to go to YouTube and search “Christ Arose” and you will find several different artists singing different arrangements, but the words still mean the same.

    Low in the grave He lay,
    Jesus my Savior,
    Waiting the coming day,
    Jesus my Lord! 


    Up from the grave He arose,
    With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
    He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
    And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
    He arose! He arose!
    Hallelujah! Christ arose! 

    Vainly they watch His bed,
    Jesus my Savior;
    Vainly they seal the dead,
    Jesus my Lord!

    Death cannot keep its prey,
    Jesus my Savior;
    He tore the bars away,
    Jesus my Lord!

    Thank you, Jesus, praise you Lord! I pray this song will continue to ring in your mind and heart all week as you prepare for Resurrection Sunday.

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