DayBreaks for 04/22/11 – The Grave of Christ
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. – Matthew 28:1-8
From Calvin Miller’s Once Upon a Tree:
The grave of Christ – resplendent blight –
Where Easter came to spend the night
Has left us squinting at the sight
To shade our eyes against such light
And cry he is alive and so are we!
PRAYER: Hallelujah, Lord Jesus! To You be glory and honor and praise forever more! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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