Sunday, April 12, 2009

Resurrection Sunday

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

(John 1:1-15)

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them,

"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!"

(Luke 1:1-3)

Our prayer is that each of us will fully experience the power, peace, and protection of the Risen Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. Heather, we missed you at the mystery person game yesterday . . . sleep in again?

  2. Thank you for this Easter posting.

  3. This is what Easter is all about.

    Great message.

  4. Alleluia, Alleluia. He is risen. Happy Easter!

  5. Thank you PJM, for this Easter message. God bless you and your family

  6. PJM:

    Thank you for your posting. It was especially poingnant as my mother's funeral was Saturday.

    I trust she has now risen with the Lord and is no longer suffering.