Saturday 10 April 2021

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Easter Saturday

Acts 4:13-21. I praise you, Lord, for you have answered me – Psalm 117(118):1, 14-21. Mark 16:9-15.

Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News

The woman weeps. No one believes her words. How could Jesus have risen? Crowds witnessed him die on the cross at Calvary. He was placed in the tomb. Does she think we are fools? Why would she claim such a thing? Is she crazy? Has she lost her mind? Why would he appear to her and not us?

As with the doubting apostles, I like to see before I believe. I get jealous and mistrustful. Sometimes for me, scepticism is protection. It staves off embarrassment. I don’t like to look like a sap. Healthy discernment can serve a purpose, but there is a difference between hesitation and suspicion.

Lord, have mercy on my lack of faith. Heal my unbelief. Help me embody a faith that doesn’t need to see to believe. Almighty, invigorate me with confidence in you, so when it is dark, I can still feel your light.

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