Even the fondest memories cannot erase the truth of failures or sorrows shared. The women plan to tend to the hastily buried, pierced and battered body of our Lord. Past pain sometimes intrudes into the present moments and fills our futures with dread. The Lord leaves a message for them and all to hear and believe: “He is risen! And He is going before you!” Their present He fills with His promises fulfilled, “Just as he told you.” And Jesus directs all by a Word to meet Him where He surely shall be found, present in their midst.
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A sermon on Mark 16:1-8 / The Resurrection of Our Lord / 21 April 2019
Mark 16:1-8 (ESV)
1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back— it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
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