Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Morning 2024


This morning's Gospel Reading:

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back--it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you." 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. Mk 16:1-8 (ESV)

We read the Story, and we considered much of those moments leading up to the resurrection of our Lord.  Yet Easter Sunday isn't the coda in this great aria, its the beginning of the next movement, a continuation of our Lord's great symphony where He is now beginning to: 

…wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be moCurning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev 21:4-5 (ESV)

Come along for the journey, there's plenty of room on the bus.

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