Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Luke 24:1-12 read by Mark Beingessner

First Week of Easter, Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Luke 24:1-12
Very early on the first day of the week, at dawn, the women came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the entrance of the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, two men in shining clothes suddenly stood beside them. The women were very afraid and bowed their heads to the ground. The men said to them, “Why are you looking for a living person in this place for the dead? He is not here; he has risen from the dead. Do you remember what he told you in Galilee? He said the Son of Man must be handed over to sinful people, be crucified, and rise from the dead on the third day.” Then the women remembered what Jesus had said.

The women left the tomb and told all these things to the eleven apostles and the other followers. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and some other women who told the apostles everything that had happened at the tomb. But they did not believe the women, because it sounded like nonsense. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. Bending down and looking in, he saw only the cloth that Jesus’ body had been wrapped in. Peter went away to his home, wondering about what had happened.
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space seeking confirmation of your true nature. We have doubts overshadowing us. Are you really who you say you are, who others talk about? Have we really experienced your miracles? Are these dreams you have knit into us really from you? So many doubts are coming into our thoughts. But you gently urge us to search our memories, to remember to remember.

Thank you, Divine Family, that death could not hold Jesus Christ in its eternal grip. The tomb is empty, and the stone is rolled away. Today we take time to remember and ponder what Jesus has spoken. We will tell others of your goodness.

I remember your miracles in my life today, LORD, and thank you for…

You are the way, the truth, and the life. Creation calls out your victory song. Your miracles are new each day. You are always with us. Stay in our midst so we can hear and believe the stories of your goodness.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
2 Samuel 6:1-15
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24


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