I have, in the back of my mind or somewhere, an image of Jesus coming out of the tomb with his arms raised, laughter on his lips, and twinkling in his eyes. “TA DA”, he shouts. “Did I not tell you, that on the Third Day, I would rise?”

Sometimes I wish l were an artist and I could paint this picture.

The Bible tells about this event like this:

Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been. One asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

They have taken …my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was him.

He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary…(and he says, “Your Name.”)

Go tell my disciples….John 20:11-18
Love has won!! Christ is risen!Alleluia! Alleluia!! Alleluia!!!


(dlw 2015, revised 2017)


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