He Lives

He Lives

I serve a risen Saviour,
He’s in the world today;
I know that He is living,
Whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy,
I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him
He’s always near.

He lives, He lives,
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He live, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives:
He lives within my heart.

I recently came into contact with someone who doesn’t believe in the diety of Jesus Christ, and questioned my beliefs.  I don’t always know how to answer these people.  I have never been one to delve into all the archeological, historical findings about my Lord in order to give me faith. 

For some reason that I do not understand, I have always had the assurance that not only did Jesus live long ago, but He lives today.  The Lord reminded me of this hymn the other day, and it puts into words why I have that assurance:  “You ask me how I know He lives:  He lives within my heart!” 

Facts are nice, but in our humanity we see what we want to see from facts.  There is always a book somewhere telling one what they want to hear – and it may be the complete opposite of what another writing says.  So how do I know Jesus is God, and is alive today?  Because “He walks with me and talks with me!”  “I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer!”  “And just the time I need Him, He’s ALWAYS near!”

I pray that on this Resurrection Day Jesus will be more real to you than any human being in your life.  I pray that the joy of His salvation is yours!

God bless your day!


About Petty Bunch

The Petty Bunch is what we have called our family since Bill and I (Janina) began our family back in the early 1980s. We have gone down many roads together - homeschooling our kiddoes, enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship many years, working at "real jobs" other years. Through it all, we have been loved with God's everlasting love, and have found that underneath are His everlasting arms! We are blessed to have been married for over 36 years, and have 3 incredible adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, an amazing son-in-law, and SEVEN grandchildren: four precious granddaughters, three handsome grandsons - so far. We are empty nesters, still enjoy the life of an entrepreneur and the freedom it gives us to continue enjoying our kids and now, their kids!
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8 Responses to He Lives

  1. LOVE the layout and great post!

  2. ligsar says:

    AMEN!!  Happy Easter Nina!

  3. Praise God! Our Saviour is risen!
    Thank you for this post!

  4. ALDOG1 says:

    Very weird.  I commented today and its not here.  But I told you that you beautifully wrote what has been in my heart and my soul most of my life.  HE LIVES WITHIN MY HEART!  Isn’t that wonderful!  I also wrote that God willing, and the creek don’t rise, we WILL see you all Tuesday around noon.  I hope that is not too late. 

  5. pettybunch says:

    @ALDOG1 – Noon is perfect – I don’t even get there until 1.  Everyone will be so excited! 
    I had an issue with a comment recently – don’t know what’s up.
    Thanks for your confirmation!!!

  6. MrStranz says:

    Hi Nina, talked to Bill about a plumbing thing yesterday, Good to hear that voice.  Among my recent awarenesses, Jesus words, “my sheep hear my voice…”  don’t know how to argue that.  I hear Him.  Can’t talk me out of that regardless of the so-called-facts.  Still, I want to be helpful, but struggle to know how.  Maybe my prayer life can grow in new ways, and His Spirit will do what we who try, cannot.  So, along with y’all, we’ll be celebrating in the morning, that death is not the end.  Risen indeed!
    Gladdened by the ways God is stretching and moving in Texas,

  7. DubyaDC says:

    Well, as I said, some 150’s, 250’s, and most 350’s are not so “wimpy”, but I just don’t like the look of them.  My neighbor has a diesel Ford that I really like but I’ve just had a lot of bad experiences with Fords (our van is one of them!) that I just don’t want the hassle of having to fix and repair a Ford every two months or so.  Not all Fords are like that, I’m sure, but what are the chances, with my family record, that I won’t get one that is always needin’ something fixed?  Fords are more known to us as F.O.R.D.s:  Found On Road Dead.  

  8. pettybunch says:

    @DubyaDC – Oh, no, Haley – FIRST ON RACE DAY!

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