He Lives
March 2008

“He Lives,” New Era, Mar. 2008, 45

He Lives

I had the opportunity to sing “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, no. 136) at the General Young Women’s Meeting in March 2000. As we practiced this hymn, it began to take on a different meaning to me, and the words have touched my life.

The beginning of the hymn says, “He lives, who once was dead.” That is a powerful statement because so many people don’t believe in Christ’s Resurrection. I feel so blessed because I do. The hymn goes on to say, “He lives to wipe away my tears.” It doesn’t say He will take them away, but to me it means He will stand by us, listen, and comfort us in our times of need.

There is power and strength in the words of this hymn. It has strengthened my testimony. I know that Jesus Christ lives and loves us and that He will always help us.