The Empty Tomb

The Empty Tomb

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

This is a refrain that Christians have shared on Easter Day for centuries. This morning, we’ll share in this refrain. When I say, “Christ is risen,” you’ll respond, “Christ is risen indeed!” And then together we’ll say “Alleluia!” Be ready to sing it, to shout it, to dance it wherever and however you are! I hope we’ll say it with heart and soul and strength and courage and with all our might.

Despite anything and everything that has come before, despite hardship and struggle, despite pain and suffering, despite plagues and pandemics, despite any and all circumstances that have felt as if they were too much to bear, morning comes…day breaks…Easter arrives. And we are reminded, once again, that God’s goodness, God’s love, God’s life-giving, life-restoring, life-saving force has been at work, is at work and will continue to be at work until God’s kingdom comes in its fullness. Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Scripture passage: John 21:1-18

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