March 30, 2024
March 30, 2024
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Romans 6:5

30 March, 2024

‘For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.’ — Romans 6:5

Heavenly Father, Perpetuator and Author of our Eternal Salvation, just as the disciples waited after our Saviour Jesus’ death, we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour; remembering the imminence of his first coming in the silence of Holy Saturday. There is a great silence on earth, a great silence and stillness, as our hearts throb in anticipation of Christ’s Resurrection. The whole earth keeps silent, because our Lord Jesus is asleep. The earth trembles and is still, because our God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. Jesus has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.

Today, we know the truth. We know that the Lord answered the silence of the earth with the most profound of words – ‘Resurrection’. We know that by the next day, the tomb was empty and Jesus had risen in glorious triumph over death. And yet, like the first disciples, we remain silent all too often in our lives. We lose hope all too often. We despair all too often. We turn away from the promise of Christ. We find out hearts empty and devoid of the Presence of our God, because of our lack of faith in your promises.

And on Holy Saturday we are reminded of this. Good Friday reminds us that our loving God died for our sins and saved us. Holy Saturday reminds us that despite this, we lose faith and turn from our God every day in small ways. And Easter Sunday reminds us that you, dear God continue to love us, regardless of our sins. Lord, continue to be our light in the time of darkness, our comfort in the time of pain, our hope in the time of loneliness, fear, and despair. Be with us Lord, as we stumble, fall and rise again, by your Grace, in the hope of the resurrection, in Jesus’ Name. Amen

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