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images[3]Easter Wednesday, April 15, 2020

John 21:3

We also will come with you . . .

We are just a few days away from our Easter experience and yet how often do we think of its impact on our lives? We also will come with you . . .

We are only a handful of quick days away from our entering into the empty tomb and yet how much does the resurrection influence our words and actions?  We also will come with you . . .

We are only a split-second in God’s time away from the resurrection and yet how eager are we to cast heavy nets into disappointing waters?  We also will come with you . . .

Jesus has visited his followers on several occasions after his resurrection and now he calls the faithful to Galilee to be fishers of men. We also will come with you . . .

Peter says that he is returning to the boats and nets they knew so well before the Christ came into their lives in such a vivid and startling way and the other apostles tell him: We also will come with you . . .

The Easter promise of life in Christ has been fulfilled and now the option is ours.  We also will come with you . . .

Our emptiness is fullness in the Spirit and now we might choose to say: We also will come with you . . .

Our suffering is joy in the economy of God’s way and so now we say: We also will come with you . . .

Our insecurities become strength when we remember the Easter promise and so now we pray: We also will come with you . . .

Our fear and anxieties become trust and confidence when we live as Children of God and so now we pray: We also will come with you . . .

Our loss becomes love when we live as Easter people and so now we pray: We also will come with you . . .

We join all God’s holy ones in the events of the Eastertide so as we come together let us intone with one another the words of Jesus’ first followers . . . We also will come with you!

Tomorrow, Sharing in the Desert . . .


A re-post from Easter 2013.

Image from: http://danieljclark.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/fishing-stories-sermon-from-epiphany-5-luke-5111.html

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