The First Easter Sunday at Dawn
The Unveiling of God's Greatest Gift to Man
In those early morning hours no one recognized how important the dawning day was -
that it would forever change the world.
In fact many hearts were still heavy with the sorrow of knowing Jesus was dead.
But then the word spread from mouth to mouth, from house to house.
Could it be?
HE IS ALIVE?? HE HAS RISEN?? THE TOMB IS EMPTY??
Resurrection Sunday was God's trump card!
It was in His hand from the very beginning, even before He began His creation.
The best kept secret was finally unveiled !
Though Adam sinned and through him, everyone stands condemned before God,
God was not willing that man should perish in his sin.
Jesus, the Son of God, slain for the sin of the world,
would not remain in the grave, but rise triumphant and victorious over death.
He would reign as King of Kings,
of a glorious Kingdom of Light.
Anyone who believes on Jesus, embracing His life and love
and following Him in obedience
will reign with Him ,
forever in glory !
"I am the resurrection and the life ,
he that believes in Me,
though he were dead ,
yet shall he live!"
"Jesus Christ is risen today,
Our triumphant holy day;
Who did once upon the cross,
Suffer to redeem our loss.
--from a Latin hymn of the 15th century