"...and the graves were opened; and many bodies
of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
and coming out of the graves after His resurrection,
they went into the holy city and appeared to many."
(Matthew 27:52, 53)
A Great Silence
I gave you a time of stillness.
After the angry sounds of Friday,
with all Heaven breaking loose,
they laid My body in a tomb.
The stone rolled against the door,
sealing shut the opening,
to a great silence.
The tomb could not hold Me.
I was no longer there, but
continued on My Father's business,
to preach and set the captives free.
Those saints waiting for My arrival,
I lifted out of their graves,
never to be held down again.
For I do not allow those
who are Mine to be in bondage.
I raise all to new life.
To those who believe and follow Me.
I hand the keys that all may fill God's
Kingdom with the presence of the righteous.
© Constance Vanides
April 7, 2012