Day 31 | The Resurrection

Matthew 28

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, the is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Words: Athol Alcorn Read: 0 - 5 mins Published: 31 March 2024

The Lord gave the beautiful words of this poem as I watched the sunrise from my verandah during my quiet time. I just put His words together.




Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Majesty,

Jesus, Wondrous Saviour, Lord you are all together lovely.

God, we stand in awe of your amazing providence,

And celebrate the wonder of your Presence.


You cause the sun to rise and to host the new day’s light,

To go down in the evening sky to welcome the cool of night

The moon and the stars to light the night sky,

You reign in the heavenlies our God most high.


The rains to come and where they fall the winds to decide,

God, you move the waters of the deep with the ocean’s tide.

We are your people, the crown of your creation,

You are majesty, God, and worthy of all our adoration.

Toss Cook - Majesty (A Sunrise)

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