WAS IT A MORNING LIKE THIS?

Luke and the Lost

I wake every Easter morning with the words of this song ringing in my ears. My legs weaken when I get up. My stomach turns over a bit hearing it on my mind. Then I wake up from my stupor and realize I do not have to sing it in front of people in a sunrise service anymore. I can just enjoy the message of this work of art. Whew!

It was a tradition, every since the song became popular, Randy would have me sing it for Easter sunrise services at the turnaround churches he pastored for twenty five years. He moved on from that ministry years ago, but I still wake up every Easter morning to the song! I love the words and the message. I sang with my heart and soul, but I was not a Sandi Patty, the author and artist who sings it!

Isn’t it weird how some things from your younger days stick with you? After waking to the song, AGAIN this morning, I prayed, Lord, may the message stick with me as well and may I LIVE it, on my face with a smile, with my body and soul in my behavior towards others and help me think more and more like you.

Was it a morning like this
When the Son still hid from Jerusalem?
And Mary rose from her bed
To tend the Lord she thought was dead

Was it a morning like this
When Mary walked down from Jerusalem?
And two angels stood at the tomb
Bearers of news she would hear soon

Did the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?

Chorus:
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! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

Was it a morning like this
When Peter and John ran from Jerusalem?
And as they raced toward the tomb
Beneath their feet was there a tune?

Did the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?

Repeat Chorus Twice

Was it a morning like this
When my Lord looked out on Jerusalem?
He is risen!
Alleluia!
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

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I can only imagine what the women were thinking and feeling. And I praised God for knowing the whole story! My emotions of gratitude overwhelm me at times. I am that woman who must tell His Story “like a never-ending round”, HE IS RISEN!

“Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever; And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom;
Then I’ll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. I cherish your commandments–oh, how I love them!–relishing every fragment of your counsel.”
Psalm 119:44-47, Msg

In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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