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Easter Sunday - Light from the Darkness
March 27, 2016 Elmhurst CRC
Welcome to the Elmhurst CRC Devotional Experience. It’s Sunday, the first day of Easter week Our scripture reading today comes from Luke 24:1-8 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. He is risen. He is risen indeed! Christians all the over the globe (and realms unknown to us!) will greet each other with these words today. From the womb of a rocky tomb, God has brought the miracle of new light, new life, a resurrection! The large stone that had been placed in front of Jesus’ tomb was rolled away by the power of God. The seal of the Roman government, the authority of the Roman guards, the watchfulness of the Pharisees could not stand in the way of God’s good work. Who would have guessed that new life could emerge from that dark, stone grave? If God’s power was able to bring the ultimate life from the tomb, what might he do with the stuff of your life - even the parts that may seem dark and lifeless? He is risen indeed! Today’s Activity: Find a dark or dimly near place nearby. Take one light source: a candle, a flashlight, or even a cell phone… Perhaps read Luke 24:1-8. As the light begins begins to push out the darkness, speak these words together: “Out of the darkness of the tomb, the light is shining. Jesus is the light of the world.” If you can, sing a verse of the song, “This Little Light of Mine.”
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