At 6:41 on Sunday, April 21 (the official “sunrise time”) we will gather in the gravel parking lot behind the church to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
Matthew 28:1-7 (NLT2)
1 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.
2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.
3 His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.
4 The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.
5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.
7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”
What a glorious moment for those first visitors to the tomb. What a message they had to share with their friends and family members.
The only difference between them and us is that we will enjoy pancakes!
See you Sunday. “He is risen.” “He is risen indeed!”