Mark 16:1-8

                When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.

                They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”                When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

                But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”

                So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.


From Rev. Thaddaeus B. Allen

Regional Minister

Look! Look and see! Our Lord is risen from the dead! “He has been raised; he is not here.” This is the central message of the Church and a word to be shared with the world. We love and serve the Risen Christ, and all of life is witnessed through this truth and reality.

Look! Look and see! Life abounds and stones of the world’s placement are rolled away in Christ. Easter provides us the means to refocus on the big important things of life. Easter resets our priorities and our focus is only on God and the grace we all share in the Resurrection. Today we are given the power to roll away unnecessary stones that block us from receiving the abundant life that God provides.            Look! “He has been raised”. Christ is Risen dear ones! Live and rejoice and look and see all that God is doing in your life and in the world!


For life and life eternal we give great thanks. Amen and Amen!


————Please join us when Prayerscapes returns at Advent.  We are grateful to our colleagues who have brought these seasonal words of devotion and encouragement.  Please help us thank them!