At The Tomb
They removed His body from the cross,
And wrapped it in a shroud,
For they had judged the Son of God,
And His death they had avowed.
So silently they moved along,
And not a noise was heard,
There was stillness everywhere,
For no one said a word.
It was just three decades before,
He was born of Mary's womb,
But now they carried Him,
Into that darkened tomb.
They lay His body on the ground,
And thought they could not lose,
For they had crucified Him,
Jesus ~ King of the Jews.
Moved so quickly from that tomb,
And rolled rock into place,
For they not open up that shroud,
And see the Lord's dear face.
So as they sealed the entrance,
They thought not what they had done,
And surely did not realize,
Just what was soon to come.
So on that day as had been told,
Our Lord was left to lie,
While most around ignored it,
There were some who chose to cry.
Two nights then passed so quietly,
And on third day a shock,
Because someone had undertaken,
To move that tomb's great rock.
As they entered there within it,
They saw the shroud with bloodied stain,
And knew the prophecy had been fulfilled,
For the Lord did rise again.
In awe they sat and wandered,
As to what would happen next,
And our Lord appeared before them,
Set for all a simple test.
"Go out and teach the people,
That you have seen my face,
They too can share eternity with me,
If they only ask my grace."
Oh, Lord in dying you did show us death,
And surely felt the pain,
But in rising you restored our life,
And showed we too can live again.
So now on this journey in our lives,
We surely will at times fail,
But if we allow you in to guide us,
We'll return to the right trail.
So it started out so sweetly,
As you were born of Mary's womb,
But the final resurrection came,
On the day you left that tomb.
Eddie ~ Dark Blue Knight
17th March 2006
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