Running to the Tomb
(John 20:1-9; Luke 24: 9-12)
We are running to the tomb
After we hear what the women said.
Was Jesus the Christ –
Alive or dead?
We have to find out
If it is really true,
Seeing the stone rolled away,
Who will get there first, me or you?
Then we both see an empty tomb,
Strips of linen laid in place,
And the folded burial cloth,
That had been on His face.
We now come to belief:
Breaking the bonds of death,
That our Master rose.
Salvation offered, now we’re at rest.
— Charles B. Mayes
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When we also run to the tomb, we can discover for ourselves the risen Lord who broke the bonds of death and opened the way to Heaven for us through His grace.
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