Sunday, April 8, 2012

If you happen to be in a tomb, my friends, a tomb of depression or regret, of a fragile or crumbling marriage, loss of home, dream, pregnancy, parent, or child, in a tomb of grief for your youth and your innocence, then my prayer is that you'll see The Christ there in the tomb with you, and that you'll hear Him say, simply, your name. 

You are loved.
You are known.
Happy Easter!

But Mary [Magdalene] stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).

John 20:11-16, English Standard Version

(Thanks to Pastor Deb for inspiring this thought.) 


Christi said...

Keeping that thought with me this week. This kinda made my Easter day.

Shana said...

Thanks, Lori. Happy Easter to you four. xoxo