Day 7: Waiting Expectantly


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Here Is Love Vast As the Ocean

   Here is love, vast as the ocean,           On the mount of crucifixion

                Lovingkindness as the flood,           Fountains open deep and wide;

               When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,          Through the floodgates of God's mercy

            Shed for us His precious blood.           Flowed a vast and gracious tide.         

             Who His live will not remember?           Grace and love, like mighty rivers,

   Who can cease to sing His praise?           Poured incessant from above,

                                 He can never be forgotten           And Heaven's peace and perfect justice

Throughout Heaven's eternal days.          Kissed a guilty world in love.

Imagine what it was like for the disciples the day after Jesus’ crucifixion. He died! He was buried! That first Easter, the disciples weren’t sure what was going to happen. Luckily, we know the end of the story—Christ rose again!

The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is traditionally a day of waiting. Some church traditions include an Easter Vigil between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Sunday, a time of expectant waiting to celebrate Christ the Risen King while remembering his death on our behalf.

Today, we’ll examine a hymn to help us wait expectantly for Christ’s movement in our lives while reflecting on his death on the cross.

Play the song and listen a few times. After listening, answer the following questions:

This hymn describes Christ’s love in many ways. Which way is the most meaningful

to you and why?

How do you remember Christ's love in good times vs. hard times?

Think of the struggles you’re facing. Where are you waiting for heaven's peace

or perfect justice in your life?

Spend time in prayer about these struggles, committing them to God and expressing

your desire to wait expectantly for your Risen King.

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