Easter Morning Remix by Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister
Upon reflection of Lectionary Texts: Mark 16:1-8; John 20:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
They went there, expecting to see their Lord, right there where they left him
but He was not…there…in the tomb…he had gone out
for there were things that still needed to be done
disciples who still yet had not understood
crowds who had been confused, disheartened
there were needs within the locked rooms, along the roadways, by the shores
and they were afraid because he was not where they thought he would be,
in the enclosed place for death.
But within moments, with new eyes, with new trust, the place for the death once
known had turned to hope
the end was not the end; there was indeed good news to bring out
to the disciples, to the crowds, to the private rooms and public roadways and sea
shores. Do not be alarmed.
They went there and realized he would not be contained by human vaults and human
expectations. He was raised and then he appeared to…
Easter morning. We went there expecting to see the Lord, but he had gone out
For there were things that still needed to be done, places in need of an appearance of
the good news.