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Easter is Just the Beginning... HE LIVES!

04-04-2021We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 46, No. 2

Three people appear in the Easter Gospel: Mary of Magdala, Peter, and the disciple whom Jesus loved, generally regarded as John. Two were present at the foot of the cross on Good Friday. Mary of Magdala comforted Jesus’ mother as Jesus was executed. In some of his last words, Jesus entrusted his mother into John’s care. Now Mary of Magdala purposefully finds John when she saw that the tomb was empty. Though Mary would have been there too, she does not summon her, perhaps not wishing to upset her any further with this news. But she also ran to one other disciple: Peter, who thrice denied knowing him. Peter, who likely wept in shame each subsequent morning when hearing the cock crow. Perhaps he was relieved this morning to have an emergency to distract him from his guilt. Peter, ashamed of his behavior, and John, concerned for his adopted mother, ran as fast as they could to the empty tomb. When they got there, impetuous Peter leapt right in, as reflective John saw and believed. The empty tomb is not the end. Easter is just the beginning. HE LIVES! May Christ rise in us as he did in his closest disciples on that first Easter morn.

How does Christ rise in you on this Easter Sunday?

La Pascua es solo el Comienzo. ¡EL VIVE!

En el evangelio pascual aparecen tres personas: María de Magdala, Pedro y el discípulo a quien Jesús amaba, generalmente considerado como Juan. Dos estuvieron presentes al pie de la cruz el Viernes Santo. María de Magdala consoló a la madre de Jesús cuando Jesús fue ejecutado. En algunas de sus últimas palabras, Jesús confió a su madre al cuidado de Juan. Ahora María de Magdala busca a Juan cuando vio que la tumba estaba vacía. Aunque María también habría estado allí, no la llama, tal vez no deseando molestarla más con esta noticia. Pero también corrió hacia otro discípulo: Pedro, quien tres veces negó conocerlo. Pedro, quien probablemente lloró de vergüenza cada mañana siguiente al escuchar el canto del gallo. Quizás se sintió aliviado esta mañana de tener una emergencia para distraerlo de su culpa. Pedro, avergonzado de su comportamiento, y Juan, preocupado por su madre adoptiva, corrieron tan rápido como pudieron hacia la tumba vacía. Cuando llegaron allí, el impetuoso Pedro entró directamente, el reflexivo de Juan lo vio y creyó. La tumba vacía no es el final. La Pascua es solo el comienzo. ¡EL VIVE! Que Cristo resucite en nosotros como lo hizo en sus discípulos más cercanos en esa primera mañana de Pascua.

¿Cómo resucita Cristo en ti este domingo de Pascua?

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