Great are You Lord, and most worthy of praise. You are a mighty fortress. I clap my hands and sing praises of joy before You, most awesome Lord on high. I know that You, God, reign over the nations and You, God, are seated on Your holy throne. And from that throne You may speak words of vengeance or words of protection, and it is done. May You be exalted. Please protect Your people and help us to be united for You as we live and minister to one another in this world. In Jesus' name, Amen.
On this day over 2000 years ago, our Lord lay in the silence of the tomb physically. Here on Earth the Religious leaders sought to have the tomb sealed to keep His disciples from stealing the body. But, He was with the Father and fulfilling the work of leading captivity captive (Ephesians 4:8) and emptying Paradise and bringing the souls to the Father. The silence of that day marked His moving behind the Veil to present the sacrifice for the removal of our sins. Praise God, it was accepted!