Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen, Alleluia

On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.

John 20:1-9


Dear Father these past days we mourned the loss of the beloved one. Today we rejoice in his resurection from the dead where he went to the very depths of hell to free us from sin and evil. Again I say, He is Risen, rejoice for no greater love will ever be found than that of our Savior Jesus Christ. Awake in my heart the eyes of faith to see your shining presence in my journey to eternal life. Amen

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