Flowers bloomed all around us. Blue skies with soft puffy clouds lazily floated overhead. It was a lovely morning when we visited Jerusalem’s Garden Tomb. The temperature perfect, a soft breeze like a gentle kiss on the skin.
Strains of music come to me now as I remember that day: “Was it a morning like this?”
Not only is the melody beautiful, but the words are perfect. Here’s one portion of the lyrics:
Was it a morning like this?
When Peter and John ran from Jerusalem
And as they raced towards the tomb
Beneath their feet was there a tune?
Did the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?
Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen, hallelujah, hallelujah!”
I love all the lyrics, but in particular, I love to think about the earth rejoicing to feel Jesus walking on it again. It gives me goosebumps or as some call them: glory bumps.
Below are links to versions of Was it a Morning Like This for you to enjoy. My apologies if you are forced to endure commercials. Rejoice! You can skip them.
- Sandy Patty in concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpIC0d_3bWo
- A Version with photos and lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAq2lnI94BA
- Full Lyrics: https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/13648171/Sandi+Patty/Was+It+a+Morning+Like+This
For Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed. But that was not the end of the story.
The door of the empty tomb proclaimed it well:
He is not here, for He is Risen.
May you rejoice.
For Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.
Until next time . . . Travel Light,
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