Luke 24:5-6 (NLT) – Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!
Alleluia, Christ is risen! “He is risen indeed!” This bold announcement and jubilant response should reverberate each day. We exult as in a great victory. We shout as at hearing good news. We sing as if brimming with joy and hope. The narrative from [Luke’s] gospel tells the Easter story, along with the anticipations found in the OT and the glorious implications spelled out in the NT. Live inside the resurrection story this week and let its power and joy inhabit you. This is a week for wonder and worship: the one who was dead is now alive forever and ever! Find ways to focus your attention on the resurrection each day this week. It is like a display of spiritual fireworks dazzling us with each burst: Life! Power! Love! Triumph! Transformation! Hope! Joy! [B. Gross, Living the Christian Year, Page 202.]
Prayer: “Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.” [Book of Common Prayer]
Today worship listening to the song, “Anthem” by Planetshakers.