Monday 22 April 2019
Acts 2:14, 22-33. Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-11. Matthew 28:8-15.
Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope – Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-11.
‘Falling down before him they clasped his feet.’
Matthew describes an encounter with the risen Lord on the first Easter morning. Typically, with sensitivity and affection, the women came to tend the body of the Lord. These women had been faithful disciples of Jesus. They had seen him die on the cross. Now they come to the tomb and find it empty. And, turning around, ‘there coming to meet them was Jesus’.
We may pause and then hear the words, ‘Do not be afraid; go tell my brothers to go to Galilee; they will see me there.’ He will meet them at home, in familiar surroundings. That’s also where we meet Jesus, at home, at work, out shopping or in silent prayer.
May we place our confidence and trust in the Lord. Let us be bearers of good news with our attentive care for each person we meet. In them we meet the Lord.