This is the day:when tears are wiped away; shattered hearts are mended; fears are replaced with joy. This is the day the Lord: rolls away the stone of fear; throw’s off death’s clothes; goes ahead of us into God’s future. This is the day the Lord has made: death has no fear for us; sin has lost it’s power over us; God opens the tombs of our hearts to fill us with life. This is the day - Easter Day! Christ is Risen! Hallelujah!
Submitted by Rev. Thom Shuman, author of Lectionary Liturgies.