Why Are You Weeping?

Even though we are not able to gather together physically in our beautiful sanctuary this Easter Sunday due to the COVID-19 virus, we will still celebrate Easter!  Alone, sheltering in place, and yet together in the Spirit, this Easter Sunday we will read the account of Jesus’ resurrection as found in John 20:1-18.  First the angels at the empty tomb, and then Jesus, ask the brokenhearted Mary Magdalene, “Woman, why are you weeping?” (vv. 13 & 15).  Surely, she has many reasons to weep.  Jesus has been brutally executed.  And now his body is missing.  But God is doing something surprising.  The tomb is empty, not because Jesus’ body has been stolen, but because he has risen!  So also in our present situation, we need to proclaim the good news that God’s love is stronger than hatred and fear.  God’s life is stronger than death.  “Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!”

blessings, Ernie

To listen to my 2020 Easter message, click on Why are you weeping?

To listen to our prayer and special postlude click on Easter Prayer and Organ Postlude