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An Empty Tomb in Jerusalem

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An Empty Tomb in Jerusalem

“ 1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!” Acts 20:1-2 NIV There’s An Empty Tomb in Jerusalem, Where Christ slept for three days; Then was resurrected— His Father above to highly praise. He slept upon the Sabbath, Until that Sunday morn, But arose early in the day; When victory over evil was born. That empty tomb’s a reminder That Christ is living now; Resurrected from the dead— By His Father’s power to endow. He’s the only religious leader To leave an empty grave; All other religions are ‘works’; Useless hope of heaven to crave. That empty tomb is precious, Because it is a sign— Of the fact that evil’s conquered, And very soon will be benign. Man is given victory— Over sin and over death. Through the righteousness of Christ, Each soul finds heaven’s hearth. That empty tomb’s a mystery That only God comprehends; A reminder of His love, And the mercy that He sends. Because He truly loves us, He found a way to recall— All His righteous children; A heavenward journey to enrol. Copyright © 2010-2012 Maureen LeFanue


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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 5:36:00 PM
    i am almost to tears. but i'm out of time. i have to go to rehursal now! but i'll be back to read them latter tonight. it caught me by surprise. sorry it took so long for me to get to them and i still have to be delayed. bye john.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:43:00 PM
    Hi Mareen, so glad I found this as the season is soon to be upon us. Such a sacrifice paid but He conqued all for us and I feel so unworthy. Thanks for posting this, it is very beautiful.

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    Date: 3/6/2013 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's so late and I spelled your name wrong - sorry.