Saturday, 19 April 2014
From the Bible –
Matthew ch 28 v 1 – 10 -
“In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: and for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell My brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me.”
The following is taken from “Echoes of Eternity” by Michael R Abbott; used with permission.
“Nothing lasts forever,”
So the worldly man does say.
He therefore seeks to grasp at all
The pleasures of the day.
Though moth and thief corrupt and steal,
He still lays up in store
Earth’s treasures, till the hand of death
Comes knocking at the door.
Whose then shall all these riches be,
When God your soul requires?
What will be left to mark your life
When time on earth expires?
Will you, when passing from this world,
Feel much regret and woe?
Or will you to eternity
With peace and comfort go?
“I am the resurrection
And the life,” the Saviour said.
And He, to make the promise true,
For sinners wept and bled.
Though Lord of all, He came to earth
And humbly laid aside
The riches of His throne above,
Then for His people died.
If we would be partakers of
His kingdom and His love,
We must turn from this world to seek
For treasures from above.
The riches that God freely gives,
Death never can remove:
He grants the grace to those who seek,
His promises to prove.