Devotional Thoughts Based on the Glory to God Hymnal
28 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead,[b] and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8 So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.
Along with Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, the other hymn I most enjoyed singing on Easter was The Day of Resurrection. It has been a long journey through Genesis to the end of the Gospel of Matthew and the story of Christ’s Resurrection. It is great to end this series of devotionals on some of the great Easter hymns. Granted, Christmas carols and hymns are much more familiar than Easter hymns. These last two hymns, Christ the Lord is Risen Today and The Day of Resurrection are among the most favorite Easter hymns.
This is the last devotional I will write for this congregation. Keep on delving into the Word of the Lord! Keep on praying! And keep on singing! I am glad that we end with “Alleluias” resounding in our heart’s months after The Day of Resurrection, particularly in this troublesome year of 2020.
Thank you one and all who have complimented me on devotionals I have written and how they have spoken to you. Soli Deo Gloria!
God bless you and keep you always!