Easter Meditation

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Sunday April 16th Matthew 28 : 1-6
After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. He said, "Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said".
So we come to the end of our Lenten journey — but the beginning of our Easter life. We began with God's creation of the world. We end with the promise of new creation. The resurrection of Jesus stands at the heart of our faith. We are an Easter people and "Hallelujah" is our song!
For Matthew, the story of Christ's resurrection means at least two things. Firstly it shows that Jesus really is God's son, his beloved. Therefore, as God said at the transfiguration, we are to listen to him. More than that, we are to teach others all that Christ shared.
But secondly, it means that the risen Jesus is with us; "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of time"! He is with us to make us into new people, Christ's people. He is with us to sustain our mission and witness. He is with us — that is enough.
Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia!
David Wood Supernumerary Minister

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