Night Before Easter



by Roberta N. Tuthill

‘Twas the night before Easter, and there in the tomb

Lay the crucified Savior, wrapped like a cocoon,

But the darkness gave way as the Angel drew near,

And the guards fell like dead men, none lifting a spear.


With the stone rolled aside by the Angel’s strong arm,

The grave being empty gave the women alarm!

When they hastened to take the disciples the word,

They hardly believed the report that they heard!


They ran to the tomb and confirmed it was true,

But, being perplexed, didn’t know what to do!

As they gathered together much later that day,

Their hearts were made glad when they heard Jesus say:


“Peace be unto you; as my Father sent Me,

Even so send I you* over land, over sea,

To make more disciples and tell the Good News:

If they take Me as Savior, their sins I’ll excuse.”


Like the thief on the Cross who repented that day

Was accepted by Jesus, the Life, Truth and Way,

Even so can you enter the Paradise Gate –

Just accept His forgiveness; please, don’t wait too late!


–Roberta N. Tuthill, Copyright 08/16/2006

*John 20:21




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