The Day of Light i

Jesus Is Alive

28 The Sabbath was over, and it was almost daybreak on Sunday when Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. Suddenly a strong earthquake struck, and the Lord’s angel came down from heaven. He rolled away the stone and sat on it. The angel looked as bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards shook from fear and fell down, as though they were dead.

The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was nailed to a cross. He isn’t here! God has raised him to life, just as Jesus said he would. Come, see the place where his body was lying. Now hurry! Tell his disciples that he has been raised to life and is on his way to Galilee. Go there, and you will see him. That is what I came to tell you.”

The women were frightened and yet very happy, as they hurried from the tomb and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and greeted them. They went near him, held on to his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid! Tell my followers to go to Galilee. They will see me there.”

Here to mourn,
to think,
to wonder.
What next?
What do we do?
What would he want us to do?

I have to be as close to him
as I can be,
even in his death.
Yet what destruction,
a stone,
the stone,
his stone,
rolling away.

Bright lights,
fear and trembling,
and something,
someone,
there,
speaking
gently.

‘You’re looking in the wrong place,
he is not here’.
This is a place of death.
He was here,
he touched this place,
but is now freed from it.
He is life
and he brings life.

How can this be?
What does it mean?
What is it about?

God is not dead.
He lives among us.

Come,
let’s share the news.

Christ is Risen.
He is risen indeed!

Resurrection Hymn

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