It’s Saturday morning and my eyes pop open at 5:10 a.m. (I checked.) So here I am before 5:30 with a cup of coffee in my favorite room in the house getting this all down before I forget.
When my eyes opened this morning, the music was part of the way through this song, but I can’t capture exactly where (I hate that!). Casting Crowns “Oh Glorious Day” and the words to the refrain are…
Living, He loved me,
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming, oh, glorious day, oh, glorious day.
The first time I heard this song, I wept. You see, Easter is my favorite holiday, hands down, because we get to celebrate the risen Christ. I love how the darkness of the Lenten season becomes bright and sweet on Easter morning. I get excited about the music of Easter… I always have.
This song starts so beautifully serene and quiet, but builds to this fabulous chorus. Casting Crowns did such a terrific job of making the music match the lyrics. I always want to get up out of my chair and conduct this one! So when I came awake this morning smack in the middle of this song, I had no choice!! It feels like The Lord woke me up this morning… A heavenly wake up call! Like the Holy Spirit was saying “time to get up… We have an appointment, remember?”
So, here I am, in the perfect quiet of early morning… Not a sound anywhere except this song in my head. And the best part is that I know it will be with me all day… Reminding me there will be a day when Jesus comes back, with no more pain, no more tears, no more sorrow or grief.
“One day the grave could conceal him no longer. One day the stone rolled away from the door. Then he arose, over death he had conquered. Now he’s ascended, my Lord evermore. Death could not hold him… The grave could not keep him from rising again.”
I don’t know if my spirit was singing this song because I’m looking toward Easter, or because I’m so glad there will be a day that is so glorious… I’m just so thankful it sings!!