Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Luke 24:1-3

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.

It’s dawn

It was dawn when they went to the tomb to care for their friend’s body. It was dawn when they discovered he was not there.

It was dawn. But they didn't know it was a new day when the promise of life was fulfilled.
Now every new dawn is new. The weight of yesterday need not encumber the freshness of morning. Fear of tomorrow need not cloud the horizon.

Each day is new. Each is laced with hope for the fullness of the One who always was and will be is present and can be known in every love, every beauty and every grace that touches our flesh.

Every morning glimmers with the dawn of eternal light, of everlasting day because the One who is Life and Love lives.

Today … whatever it is and brings … can be embraced in hope with love for we know that whatever else it holds … it holds you, Holy One, and you hold us.

Amazed, Peter ran to the empty tomb. But amazement is not enough and not nearly what you want for us. Amazement is not joy. It is not trust and anticipation that the Risen Love you are will meet us on the way, making each day new not just a weary repetition of what was.

You rise to make us new, transformed by Love into the Love that rises anew every day.

It is dawn. Tomorrow has come. The future has dawned. Eternity appears now in the crazy, complicated mess of living.

It is dawn. The promise of life shines fresh.  Give us the eyes to see and the heart to know you, the morning light of eternal Love in each new day.

Pr. David L. Miller

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