After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.”
The angel sat upon it. This great stone, so impressive and oppressive, so threatening and intimidating, becomes a stool for God’s messenger boy to sit on.
He sat upon it!
For you see, after sin and evil and pride had done their worst, they couldn’t even keep Jesus in the ground!
Jesus has been raised up! Alleluia! Death and sin are beaten. The devil is vanquished. There is no more need to fear. Jesus has been raised and we are promised immortal and eternal life.
Be open to something unexpected, something totally surprising. Expect an
earthquake in your outlook and understanding! Let the message of God role away the
stone of fear and sin and all that keeps Jesus from living in you fully.
The huge stone of evil and sin does not block the Light anymore. The Gospel tonight proclaims that Jesus “Has been raised from the dead,”!! Jesus is with us still! This is something New and earth-shattering!
Love is stronger than hate!
Life conquers death!
God wins! Alleluia!!!