Saturday, April 15, 2017
Rolling Away the Stone with Easter Energy!
When dawn stands still with wonder, when birds jubilate in the trees, when buds hurry into blossoms and grass starts wearing green – I always know that Easter wants to come again.
But deeper yet and richer still when Jesus, imprisoned in me, asks me to roll away the stone that locks him in, then Easter wants to come again.
So, let it come. It’s one dawn past rising time and Resurrection is the wildest news that’s ever touched this crazy mixed-up world. It says, yes! When everything else says, no! It says, up! When everything else says, down! It says, live! When everything else says, die!
Easter’s standing at your door again, so don’t you see that stone has got to go? That stone of fear, of selfishness and pride, of greed and blindness and all the other stones we use to keep Jesus in the tomb.
So here’s to rolling stones away, to give our Lord the chance He needs to rise and touch a troubled, lonely world.
Some call it Resurrection. It’s wild with wonder. It’s beautiful and real, intent on throwing life around – it touches and it heals!
Yes, Easter, you can come – an angel of life I’ll be. I’ll roll the stone away and set you free.
(From Seasons of Your Heart by Macrina Wiederkehr)