“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.”
“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. “
1 Corinthians 15:56-57
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Dr. Handel and his son
I know families with multiple physicians, including parents, siblings, or children. My grandfather was a dentist, but he died before I was born. My sons had no interest in medicine and instead chose technology careers.
Georg Handel was a barber-surgeon in northern Germany in the 17th century. Barber-surgeons were physicians in medieval Europe who only performed surgery, often treating wounds from war injuries. Eventually, surgery and barbery became separate occupations.
His son George did not follow his father into medicine. Instead George Frideric Handel followed his HEART and studied music and eventually composed his masterpiece , Messiah, first performed in 1742, and presented countless times since then.
Modern choirs perform Messiah at Christmas, but Handel wrote it to be performed at Easter. The lyrics of the songs in Messiah explore the HEART of the Bible with passages that tell the story of God sending Jesus to earth to redeem His people.
Find Handel’s Messiah on iTunes.
The scripture references in this post are used as lyrics in songs from Messiah, including the song that brings the audience to its feet, Hallelujah.
Text for “Hallelujah” comes from the book of Revelation in the New Testament.
- Revelation 19:6: “Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”
- Revelation 19:16: “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.”
- Revelation 11:15 reads, “And he shall reign for ever and ever.”
The kingdom of this world;
is become the kingdom of our Lord,
and of His Christ
And He shall reign forever and ever
King of kings and Lord of lords
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
sharing the HEART of Easter
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