Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high; Alleluia!
Sing, O heavens, and earth, reply: Alleluia!
— “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”
This beautiful hymn by Charles Wesley sums up the joy and victory of Easter. Christ was dead and the world seemed hopeless and dark. But three days later He arose from the grave!
Easter is an incredibly hopeful time for Christians and one full of celebrations. We have a Savior who loves us, who works all things for good, and who has overcome anything we may face in this world. And we have a King who has defeated death.
Matthew 28:5-6 (NIV) tells us, “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said …’”
We have nothing left to fear!
But Christians in North Korea understand the celebration of victory over death more than most. Every day, their faith is tested as they face persecution, risk being thrown into labor camps and their families tortured and harassed.
And while a believer in North Korea has the same hope in Easter that we do, he is missing one thing that we have — a Bible.
In North Korea, buying, owning, and selling Bibles is illegal. Christians there are willing to risk their lives to own a Bible, but they have no way of acquiring one. They need your help.
For $10, you can send a Bible to a North Korean Christian. There’s no better gift to give this Easter than the hope found in a risen Savior. Your gift will be an encouragement and a comfort for any dark days ahead — a solid Rock on which to stand.
As Charles Wesley’s Easter hymn says, “Where o death is now your sting … where your victory o grave?” Today you can remind a brother or sister in North Korea that God loves them and they are not forgotten. Please give a Bible today.