Easter Sunday 2019 Meditation
Easter Sunday 2019
At the crack of dawn on Sunday, the women came to the tomb carrying the burial spices they had prepared. They found the entrance stone rolled back from the tomb, so they walked in. But once inside, they couldn’t find the body of the Master Jesus. They were puzzled, wondering what to make of this. Then, out of nowhere it seemed, two men, light cascading over them, stood there. The women were awestruck and bowed down in worship. The men said, “Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery? He is not here, but raised up. Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee that he had to be handed over to sinners, be killed on a cross, and in three days rise up?”
Then they remembered Jesus’ words.
They left the tomb and broke the news of all this to the Eleven and the rest. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them kept telling these things to the apostles, but the apostles didn’t believe a word of it, thought they were making it all up. (Luke 24:1-11 from The Message)
Wake up friends, Christ is Risen, He is risen, indeed!
The women have been to the tomb and they have found the stone rolled away, the body of Jesus gone. Angels reminded them that an empty tomb is not the place to look for Christ our Lord. Believe Jesus’ own words from his time back in Galilee. Sinners would kill him on a cross, but he would rise from death to life! Do not doubt! This is not made up! Many saw him among the living after his death on the cross, and I know that you and I have seen him on the journey of our lives.
On this day, believe and celebrate the unfailing love of God for all of us! Let us release the stones of our lives that impede our belief in Christ our Lord. God believes that we are worthy of divine love, Christ’s own love for us. This is the mighty good news of Easter Sunday! There is nothing that Christ won’t forgive us for or help us with. If you have doubts, that’s all right, too. You are still beloved of God!
On this day, bask in the love of God we have known in Christ Jesus our Risen Lord. It will never fail you, nor abandon you. Christ, God among us, is with you!
May you be blessed on this Easter Day!
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño