Lord’s Day, April 21, 2019

Numbers 1:1-54; Psalms 144:1-145:21; Mark 11:27-12:17

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6

What a glorious day! Not because it is spring and new life bursts all around us, but because of what God accomplished on this day for the whole world. The sad, bleak day of Friday had passed. The jeering voices had fallen silent. His triumphant cry, “It is finished!” (John 19:30) had echoed to silence. And in the stillness, His body rested in a tomb, until suddenly, on this Lord’s Day, “Death could not keep his prey”. This great historical event stands as a fact in spite of a skeptical world. This is God’s vindication of His only Son, His evident triumph of life over death, and the assurance of our eternal hope. Hallelujah! Christ arose! —Jim Comte

Death cannot keep his prey—Jesus my Saviour!
He tore the bars away—Jesus my Lord. —Robert Lowry

April 21

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 1:1-54; Psalm 144:1-145:21; Mark 11:27-12:17

Prepare to meet your God. Amos 4:12

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Matthew 24:44

I talked to a friend some years ago. He said to me, “I have prepared for many things in this life. I have made provision for my wife should I die, but I have not prepared to meet God.” Not long after that conversation, he died. How tragic. Life is short. Are you ready to meet God if you should die today? Are you ready if Jesus returns tonight? Prepare to meet your God. —J. Fleming

We are walking on life’s pathway, trav’ling to eternity,
Where our loved ones went before us, to their final destiny.
I must choose the road that I will travel, if one day in glory I’ll be,
Then on that day when this life’s over, heaven will be home for me.
—J. Fleming