The Gospel for today is from John 20:1-9 and today is the day we have been waiting for! The Lord is risen! Alleluia in the highest heavens!
Gospel: John 20:1-9
On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.
This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Today the promise of Jesus that He will rise from the dead comes true. Jesus is risen an He is never to die again. After the anguish of the last few days, it is the time of unbounded joy. Today’s reading from John 20:1-9 says of the two apostles that seem not to understand the scripture. Jesus told them that that he must rise from the dead and it happened. This is a revelation that Jesus gave us the reason to believe and have faith that we too will rise from the dead.
As we listen to the Easter Sunday Gospel of John 20:1-9, we will bring with us the faith and hope in resurrection. Jesus died on the cross to save us all from eternal damnation of hell. This is the true meaning of Easter. In the hidden power of the resurrection people of all faiths and none struggle to live good lives. In this world we are all the same. We must pray to the Lord, to give us a comfort when life is hard or when death draws near to us. We will all rise in Christ.
Let us now offer our prayers of joy that the savior has died but now is risen. These teachings will pass on from us to our children and all the generations to come. As we celebrate this joyous day of Easter and do different fun activities, never forget to pray. Give thanks to the Lord Jesus for all the blessings specially the gift of life. Have a blessed Sunday and Happy Easter folks! – Clea | Helpline PH