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Not many have ever heard of Scottish pastor and poet Horatius Bonar. The guy wrote some great stuff! In the 1860s, he was known to powerfully defend and affirm the significance of the resurrection of Christ. In his work ‘The Everlasting Righteousness’ he said,
“(This Easter) let us look a little more closely into Christ’s resurrection, lest we should be led to undervalue it. For as the resurrection must not hide the cross; neither must we allow the cross to hide the resurrection. The words of the angel to the women at the empty tomb are meant for us: ‘He is not here for He is Risen’ — With Christ’s resurrection came an earthquake— the second earthquake that had occurred during these three days (after his arrest): the first being when the Prince of life entered the chambers of death, the second being when this same Prince of life left these chambers, burst the bands of death, and shook all creation with the tread of His feet as He marched forth in triumph.”