The Day Between

By Ruth Bell Graham   •   March 31, 2011


That was the Day Between the Night Before–
The blood
still wet upon the hill;
His body
and still;
the great stone sealed
with Roman seal
and guarded well.
Many a Judean home
had now become
a lesser tomb
within whose walls
men lay,
whose Life had died
That Day.

Looking back
we cannot share
their black
For us
He is the risen Christ,
as He had said:
for them, that Shabbat,
all life died–
for He was dead.
That was the Day Between the Night Before.

This is my Day Between, my Night Before …
in this interim–
let me be still,
let me adore,
let me remember

*Saturday Between Good Friday and Easter

Taken by permission from “Ruth Bell Graham’s Collected Poems,” by Ruth Bell Graham, ©1977, 1992, 1997 The Ruth Graham Literary Trust.

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  1. Julia todd says:

    There’s a peace, a calming from reading any thing from Rev. and Mrs. Graham.

  2. Barbara S. Walker says:

    We so enjoy Ruth’s writings!!

  3. Teresa Blankenship says:

    I find this a beautiful poem and I admire your work.

  4. Elizabeth Loiselle says:

    It does something to my heart when I read either Ruth or Billy’s articles, such a peaceful feeling. It’s wonderful that we can read Ruth’s writings since she went home. What a perfect couple they were living their life serving Jesus. I do hope Billy is well as can be.

  5. Yvonne Plouse says:

    Thank you. I’m a widow and look forward to Decision. God bless everyone is my prayer.

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  7. Karen says:

    I LOVED RUTH BELL GRAHAM… one of the 1st people I want to meet when I get to Heaven. ♥

  8. Joyce Mineo says:

    awesome poem…my birthday was in between death and resurrection this year…I thought that WAS KIND OF SPECIAL…

  9. Brenda Cole says:

    Beautiful poem, Ruth puts emotion into words. Love her writings.