Mary Magdalene went
and announced to the disciples,
“I have seen the Lord!” (John 20:18)
He is alive! This man from Nazareth, the Messiah of Israel, the Lord of the world.
With the breath of creation, He speaks of peace, faith, and mission.
With lungs full of air, He breathes on His disciples and grants His Spirit. My Jesus – alive!
The eyes that saw the darkness of death now drink in the sunlight of Easter. My Jesus – alive!
The arms that hung from a cross of wood now embrace a world of grief. My Jesus – alive!
The hands that bear the scars of love now lift the head of doubters. My Jesus – alive!
The ears that were deafened by death are now filled with the joy of God’s people. My Jesus – alive!
The lips that cried out, “Finished!” now promise “I make all things new!” My Jesus – alive!
The voice that lay silent in the grave now sings the song of life. My Jesus – alive!
The feet that were wrapped in grave clothes now stroll the shores of Galilee. My Jesus – alive!
The heart that bled for sinfulness now beats again in righteousness. My Jesus – alive!
The Bread from heaven, a feast for earth.
The Light of the world, chasing away the shadows.
The Vine that bears fruit, blooming and full.
The Gateway to God, thrown open and ready.
The Shepherd of souls, raised in life abundant.
The resurrection and life, returned, never to taste death again.
My Jesus – alive!
Thomas responded to Him, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)
(See also the Good Friday meditation, “My Jesus, Dead”.)
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