The Resurrection of the Lord—Easter Sunday
Today’s readings: Exodus 12:1-14; Isaiah 51:9-11; Luke 24:13-35
“Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find His body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see. And He said to them, ‘O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself” (Luke 24:13-35)
Hoping that you have been able to join the community for Easter worship this morning, hearing the Gospel of the Resurrection of our Lord, it is a fitting conclusion to our Lenten devotions to hear the account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.
We discussed this experience earlier in Lent, but the words of Jesus remind us how foolish we are and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. In spite of our foolishness and slowness, the Lord Himself opens the Scriptures to us. We see Christ and His incarnation, death and resurrection on every page!
It has been my pleasure to again share this journey with you from Ash Wednesday to Easter. It is my prayer that your Lenten season has been enriched and deepened by our reflections together. And now…
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord look upon you with favor, and give you peace.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Easter Response: If you wish, take a moment to send me an email sharing how you have made use of this Lenten Devotional Booklet, how it helped your Lenten journey—anything you might like to share with me regarding our Lent and Holy Week devotional time together.
Today’s devotion was written by the Rev. Dr. David M. Wendel, Assistant to the Bishop for Ministry and Ecumenism.