Very early that first morning, while Jerusalem was still asleep,
We went to the garden to prepare Christ’s body, unable to sleep.
It was needful for us to prepare Christ’s body, this was our plan.
To lovingly clean His wounds, repair the ravages of cruel man.
We worried about that big stone, how would we roll it away.
To our surprise, the guards were gone, could they have run away?
Such fear we had, would we be judged, there was no possible way
It would take a mighty garrison of men to roll that stone away!
Fearfully we crept to the tomb, peered in, the body was not there!
Thoughts pervaded our minds, who had taken Jesus’ body away!
The body cloths lay folded, as if Jesus had just left that very day!
Two men in white garments, amazed, we knelt and began to pray.
They asked why we stood there, seeking the living among the dead.
They gave us this challenge, to go and tell His disciples instead.
We ran into the garden, excited, hopeful, so eager to tell the others.
Out of breath, we were scarcely able to tell the disbelieving men.
“Jesus has risen, His body is gone, the third day, just like He said!
He told us, yet such unbelief we had, He has risen from the dead!”
So many did not believe us, but Peter “Straightway ran to the tomb”.
He saw the linen strips, no body there, yet he was full of gloom.
He feared the uproar, the blame that would be heaped upon us.
Once the soldiers came back, surely they would create a fuss!
Peter saw and yet wondered, what would the others begin to say?
Would they think that we women could roll that stone away?
We hoped the soldiers would relent and help us move the stone
We knew it was our job to prepare Jesus’ body, do it on our own!
Oh how we wanted to tell everyone, and have them too believe,
That Jesus had risen from the dead, we had to tell, they to receive!
THE BODY WAS NOT THERE, HE HAD RISEN FROM THE DEAD!
JUST AS HE HAD PROMISED, JUST LIKE HE HAD ALWAYS SAID.
ALIVE, WE QUICKLY TOLD THE OTHERS, HE PAID THE PRICE!
HE BORE OUR SINS ON THAT TREE, THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE!