He is risen!

Mark 16: 1-8

Easter morning is the defining place and moment of Christian space and time. It is the Christian Genesis: male and female in a garden, darkness becoming light. The first day. It is the Christian nemesis: death and despair displaced by life and hope. The last day.

As Christians we come to church on Easter Day to celebrate the greatest day of the year, to sing for joy at the central moment of our faith and to experience again the wonder, relief and excitement of the first Easter morning. We read the story of how the women went to the tomb at daybreak. And we hear these words: “You seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here.”

 

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