As Easter approaches, I reflect on why I celebrate. For many, Easter is all about the candy and eggs, but Christ is the only reason I celebrate! I am so grateful for what He did for me on the Cross 2000 years ago: sacrificed Himself, who had never sinned, to pay for my debt against God, then rose again to give me eternal life with my Savior!
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There's a hymn we sing often at our church that captures my feeling about Easter. Here's what the writer of that hymn said about it:
The author and composer of the hymn, "My Sins are Blotted Out, I Know", gives his own account of the writing. Merrill Dunlop says:
It was written in a very few minutes, although only after much deliberation, while I was crossing the Atlantic in 1927 on a liner, The Leviathan, and meditating upon the verses in Micah 7:18, 19 and upon the great dimensions of the sea - the breadth and depth and what the Bible says about our sins - buried in those depths - removed - blotted out! Then, making it personally, I said: "My sins are blotted out, I know!" The melody came almost simultaneously with the words. I jotted the chorus down aboard the ship, as I walked the deck. Later, in Ireland, I added the words and music to the stanzas. It took hold immediately and quickly spread across America and across the seas.
What a wondrous message in God's Word! My sins are blotted out, I know
If I trust in His redeeming blood, my sins are blotted out, I know!
My sins are blotted out, I know: My sins are blotted out, I know!
They are buried in the depths of the deepest sea:
My sins are blotted out, I know!
Once my heart was black, but now what joy; my sins are blotted out, I know!
I have peace that nothing can destroy; my sins are blotted out, I know!
I shall stand some day before my King; my sins are blotted out, I know!
With the ransomed host I then shall sing: "My sins are blotted out, I know!"
Oh, what a promise!
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