March 31, 2018
Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)
If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.
I don't remember my baptism. There aren't even any photographs of the event. But it happened. And, indeed, as a tiny baby there in Bloomington, Indiana, I died and rose with Christ, and here I am.
This evening, though, in a sense, I get a chance to remember. Along with all of God's people, I remember the original promise and the death that follows from pride and selfishness. I remember God's faithfulness. I remember being rescued through waters, powerful and blessed. I remember a journey that leads to a promised land. I remember God's power to bring life to dry bones, and I remember light shining through what seemed like darkness, victorious.
As light conquers that darkness, praise resounds and eternal life breaks through to us. Yes, now there is no doubt. I remember.
Risen Jesus, you are Lord!
- Amy Welborn
Genesis 1:1--2:2|Exodus 14:15--15:1|Exodus 15:1-6, 17-18|Romans 6:3-11|Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23|Mark 16:1-7