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‘EMPTY’

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The tomb is emptier than a broken heart, and yet its emptiness can fill the deadest of lives with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

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It’s devoid of light and yet it held a light brighter than the noonday sun, ‘the light of the world’

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It’s devoid of friends who fled crippled by fear and stunned by unbelief…‘the King is dead’ ‘the King is dead’ they cried…

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Its quieter than a slaughterhouse on a Sunday morning, the lamb that was slain has been its only victim, the highest bidder… mans only predator.

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Silence reigns now instead of a baying, mocking bloodthirsty crowd, hope eternal fades in human hearts while the unseen heaven awaits the King of glory's return.

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No flowers here except the one they called the Lily of the valley and the Rose of Sharon, the only wreath a hastily discarded crown of thorns.

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The tomb bears less fruit than an orchard on a cold winter’s day… yet yields the fruit of righteousness to all who simply believe.

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A stone its only doorway, hinges oiled with love, its couch a cold unyielding slab…

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An unfit throne for any King let alone the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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‘SUDDENLY’

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Authority speaks with the power of an earthquake and death removes its ugly grip…

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Grave clothes loose their power and gather themselves neatly in obedience to await the ‘NEW’ dawn for awakening creation.

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Groaning as only stone can, the door opens and reveals the truth ‘the dead have hope’ death does not have the final say…

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Death is not an un-crossable sea because someone made a way, Christ created a bridge and bids us ‘come, do not fear’

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Darkness flees to unreachable corners, emptiness follows on its heels as light fills the space….

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A light breeze sweeps away the smell of death as it brushes past now empty grave clothes.

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The stone which held Him whispers to the breeze …

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‘He is not here He is risen’

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The cold stone slab agrees ‘my creator has gone’ Heaven begins to stir the world to yet another dawn, a new beginning!

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The guards asleep as dead men, while the greatest victory ever seen passes them by, the heavenly chorus could not awaken them from their heaven sent slumber,

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The King passes by too no applause and without salute and awaits his courtiers by the dusty road…

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No men folk here just women and rightly so, for none knows pain like a mother or a much forgiven one.

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The gardener waits to tend distraught flowers, broken vessels in need of mending, souls still thirsting for the water of life.

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An angel takes them to the empty, open tomb as the breeze heavy now with truth echoes with joy… .

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‘He is gone, the one you Seek is not here’

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Go quickly tell the lonely, fearful ones I will meet them in Galilee

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Joy raced fear until they fell together at the feet of the only resident the tomb had ever entertained…

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‘All hail, Mary Magdalene you loved much and thus have been forgiven much’

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Fear stays on the ground like the serpent it is as Mary's heart rises with joy to meet the truth that stands before her

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The two Mary's like peas in a pod, united in joy now as they had been in sorrow…

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One a prostitute, a demonic that found real love, the other a virgin mother that had found a true husband man.

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Spices brought to cover his body now lie discarded in the dust, costly? Who cares?

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No purse thief to make comments about the waste today, no anointing needed;

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‘He that was dead is alive’

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Joy left fear where it had fallen and raced to bring the good news to faith robbed friends

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‘Idle tales’ said fear, laughing nervously as its own shadow began to melt and truth stepped onto the playground of Peter and Johns mind.

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A race, trembling hearts, sweating brows, minds racing ahead of swift feet, the open tomb gives way to welcome the unbelieving visitors.

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A hasty look followed by a stare at the nothingness that was as empty as a freshly dug grave.

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Unbelief shook its head in wonder following the example of a world coming to terms with the truth…

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‘Death had been defeated once and for all’

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‘CHRIST IS RISEN’ ‘INDEED’

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A Studio 18 Production 2010 (C) David Robinson

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