Reflections On The Journey
He Is Risen!
|Posted on April 9, 2023 at 7:05 AM|
Extra Meditation – Easter Sunday – He is Risen! 4/9/2023
Hallelujah! Christ is Risen!
Today our church resumes the singing of Alleluias as we celebrate the amazing resurrection of Jesus!
The gospel of Mark (Mark 16: 1-8) explains what happened on that Sunday morning: “When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome brought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun has risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, ‘Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, ‘Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. But go and tell his disciples and Peter, “He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.”’
What must the women have thought that morning? If I had been there, I would have been confused! Dead people just didn’t remove themselves from graves! But hopefully I would have accepted the angel’s words and remembered Jesus’ own words that he would rise. Now he is risen! The empty tomb testifies. What joy those disciples would have felt!
Some years ago I wrote the following reflection, titled “Your Resurrection.”
I see You rise out of the depths of the grave;
You shine with all Your glory in the morning sun.
Your cross shrinks into the background,
No longer the focus but always there,
An everlasting reminder of the tremendous gift You gave me.
You gave Your life for mine, and You ask nothing in return but love.
Lord, help me to always keep Your sweet death in my heart.
Remind me always of the great suffering You endured for me.
Place upon my heart a sign of Your precious love and forgiveness.
As I gaze upon Your tender face,
Allow me to accept Your mercy,
And thank You for the grace You have given to me.
I hold Your resurrection in my heart.
May you today be encouraged by Jesus’ resurrection! He died for you and rose that you may have new life. Spend some time in prayer today thanking him for this precious gift.
Have a blessed Easter Sunday!
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