Martin Luther was once found at a moment of peril and fear, when he had need to grasp unseen strength, sitting in an abstracted mood tracing on the table with his finger the words, “Vivit! Vivit!” (He Lives! He Lives!) It is our hope for ourselves and for His truth and for mankind. Men come and go; leaders, teachers, thinkers speak and work for a season, and then fall silent. He abides. They die, but He lives. They are lights kindled, and, therefore sooner or later quenched; but He is the true light from which they draw all their brightness, and He shines for evermore.–Alexander Maclaren, Streams in the Desert devotional
Two simple Latin words proclaim the Truth of the Gospel that changes everything about our everyday lives and our eternity--Because He Lives, we too, shall live...Pass It On!
When I was a senior in high school, our youth group performed the 1970’s folk musical “Tell It Like It Is.” It was such a spiritual milestone in my life, standing up for my faith before secular audiences.
It only takes a spark to get a fire goingAnd soon all those around, can warm up in glowing
That’s how it is with God’s loveOnce you’ve experienced it, you spread His love to everyone
You want to pass it onWhat a wondrous time is spring, when all the trees are buddingThe birds begin to sing, the flowers start their bloomingThat’s how it is with God’s loveOnce you’ve experienced it, you want to sing“It’s fresh like spring”; you want to pass it onI wish for you my friend, this happiness that I’ve foundYou can depend on Him, it matters not where you’re boundI’ll shout it from the mountain topI want the world to know; the Lord of love has come to meI want to pass it on