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Then Came the Morning

on February 22, 2015

They all walked away, with nothing to say,
They’d just lost their dearest friend.
All that He said, now He was dead,
So this was the way it would end.
The dreams they had dreamed were not what they’d seemed,
Now that He was dead and gone.
The garden, the jail, the hammer, the nail,
How could a night be so long.

Then came the morning, night turned into day;
The stone was rolled away, hope rose with the dawn.
Then came the morning, shadows vanished before the sun,
Death had lost and life had won, for morning had come.

The angel, the star, the kings from afar,
The wedding, the water, the wine.
Now it was done, they’d taken her son,
Wasted before his time.
She knew it was true, she’d watched him die too,
She’d heard them call Him just a man,
But deep in her heart, she knew from the start,
Somehow her Son would live again.

Then came the morning, night turned into day;
The stone was rolled away, hope rose with the dawn.
Then came the morning, shadows vanished before the sun,
Death had lost and life had won, for morning had come.

Then came the morning, shadows vanished before the sun,
Death had lost and life had won, for morning had come.

Morning had come.

-Bill Gaither

 

The Heritage Bible School Chorus shared at church this morning, and this particular song really blessed me. I had never heard it… haven’t listened to a lot of Gaither’s music, obviously. If you want to hear it, it’s on Youtube. My scrambled thoughts on the song go something like this:

  • The longest darkness is temporary.
  • Anguished questions will all be answered some glorious day.
  • Fearful things will not conquer.
  • Even though being pressed on every side, we are not abandoned.
  • The Best is yet to come.

These are not just nice ideas. I have witnessed them first hand, felt them, know them. Even nature teaches us.

Friends, there are roots under that frozen ground, sap in them ready to rise at the first opportunity. There are streams gurgling under the ice. The earth is tilting us Northern Hemisphere folks gradually into more direct sun rays. Great Faithfulness is at work all around us, and His bottom line is this: Death has lost and life has won!

 

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4 responses to “Then Came the Morning

  1. elistoltzfus says:

    I love this!! I am waiting for the morning and chanting “Death has lost and life has won!” Maybe faith will rise while I do so. Maria

  2. El says:

    That gave me chills. I too have witnessed this first hand, again and again.

  3. Ruthie says:

    This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!

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