A Moment with Our Creator: 1 Peter 1:3

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

1 Peter 1:3

Dear Reader, I hope that you personally know Jesus and have experienced the new birth and living hope that come only through believing in Him.  If you don’t know Him, I encourage you to pick up a Bible and read the book of John. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16. 

I close by sharing with you my favorite Easter hymn.  Tears of gratitude come to my eyes anytime I sing these lines. Please feel free to share your favorite Easter song or verse in the comments below.  Happy Easter!  

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30 thoughts on “A Moment with Our Creator: 1 Peter 1:3

  1. Thanks so much for this inspiring posts. I found myself mulling through my favorite Easter hymns and am admittedly undecided. Reading your post made me wonder why there seems to be way more songs about Christmas then there are about Easter. Easter seems to get short schrift. Great post, Beth!

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  2. David reminded me in his post this morning that you had asked for our favorite Easter Songs. My favorite to sing is “Up From the Grave He Arose” but my favorite to listen to is ironically titles, “Easter Song” by The Second Chapter of Acts (also done wonderfully by Keith Green). I’m not sure the link will work in the comment section but here it is. Have a blessed day Beth!

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    1. Pastor Pete, I’m so glad that you came back to share your favorite Easter songs! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the “Easter Song.” I went to youtube and listened to it by Keith Green as well but enjoyed “The Second Chapter of Acts” more. There’s a familiarity to the song but I can’t place it. I grew up in a church that was born out of the Jesus Movement so there’s a good chance it was sung there on Easter Sundays. I’ll have to ask my parents if they remember the song. Happy Easter!

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  3. I wonder whether other followers can (as do I) imagine Christ enjoying a belly-shaking laugh over a good joke with his disciples, now and then? And also feel that Jesus was most viciously murdered in large part because he did not in the least behave in accordance to such corrupted and greedy human conduct and expectation — and in particular because he was nowhere near to being the vengeful, wrathful behemoth so many people seemingly wanted or needed their savior to be and therefore believed he’d have to be?

    Maybe Christ died in large part because people consciously or subconsciously want(ed) and/or need(ed) their creator’s nature to be a reflection of theirs. And, yes, Jesus also offended some high priests, money changers and Romans in-charge.

    I, a believer in Christ’s unmistakable miracles, can imagine many ‘Christians’ likely finding inconvenient, if not annoying, trying to reconcile the conspicuous inconsistency in the fundamental nature of the New Testament’s Jesus with the wrathful, vengeful and even jealous nature of the Old Testament’s Creator.

    Though no pushover, Jesus fundamentally was about compassion and charity. He clearly would not tolerate the accumulation of tens of billions of dollars by individual people — especially while so many others go hungry and homeless. Today, when a public figure openly supports a guaranteed minimum income, he/she is nevertheless deemed communist/socialist and therefore somehow evil by many institutional Christians. This, while Christ’s teachings epitomize the primary component of socialism — do not hoard morbidly superfluous wealth in the midst of poverty.

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    1. FGSJR, Thank you for sharing what you believe. In response to the one question you asked, I would say yes I’m sure Jesus had some knee-slapping, foot stomping laughs with his disciples. As the Bible says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine… (Proverbs 17:22). As I finished reading the remainder of your comment these verses came to mind which lay at the heart of everything you wrote- For All (all socioeconomic levels, all political positions, all people) have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23) But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in Salvation. (Romans 10:9-10) Happy Easter! He is risen.

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  4. Thank you Beth for your precious Easter message, and particularly for this lovely old hymn which I haven’t heard for a long time. It reminds me of my Salvation Army days. May you and your family have a blessed Easter weekend my dear sister, 🙏

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    1. Thank you Alan! I love that this hymn brought back memories of your Salvation Army days. In one of Richard Wurmbrand’s books I remember him telling the story of how in prison he and the other prisoners would use their chains to tap out the music to various hymns and sing along. The men were from different countries singing in different languages but they all shared the same love of Christ and the common knowledge of the hymn so they could raise their voices together in praise. We are truly blessed with a rich history of music. I hope you and your family have a lovely Easter!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Barb! There is just something about the older hymns that make them stick with me better then the newer songs we sing these days. I hope you and your family have a lovely Easter!

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  5. I would like to give my testimony that I am a believer in Jesus Christ and I have the peace and joy of His salvation. I trust that anyone who reads Beth’s post will discover the joy of Jesus and knowing that your sins are forgiven and you have eternal life. Thank you, Beth for this post that celebrates the Lord on the Easter weekend.

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    1. Thank you Pastor Pete! It’s funny how one can easily make a long list of Christmas hymns. Easter hymns not so much. The one I have the most vivid memories of singing in church Easter morning was “Up from the grave He arose.” The sound of the congregation was as powerful as that of the organ. I hope you and your wife have a lovely Easter!

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  6. Thank God, we are born again into a “living hope.” The hopes of this world are dead hopes. Heroes come and go and something once fashionable is now like an old hat. Only God remains unchanged. I try to paste a link of my favorite easter song. Thank you, Beth.
    Easter doggy hugs to Adi and Summer 🐾🐾

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    1. David, what an excellent statement for Easter- “Heroes come and go and something once fashionable is now like an old hat. Only God remains unchanged.” Your link came through just find. I haven’t heard that Michael W. Smith song in a very, very long time. I think I may have even had that album on cassette tape. I’d never seen the video before which makes the lyrics to the song all the more powerful. Thank you for sharing! I hope you and your family have a lovely Easter

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