An Easter REsurrection Reflection
See? The tomb is empty.
A stone rolled away.
A hollow husk.
See? This emptiness fills us.
We taste “alleluia” on parched lips,
praise springs forth.
What does a stone rolling away sound like?
The laughter of one set free.
God of hollowed-out husks and empty tombs,
We’ve heard the stone rolling away.
We’ve peered inside.
We’ve been amazed—and alarmed.
Empty tombs startle us.
And yet, O God, we seek life amid death. Hope amid despair.
Roll away this old world’s stones of injustice.
Empty out from us death and decay.
Breathe into us graced amazement.
We are dust, O God, and to dust we shall return.
And on this day?
Because of your love in Christ, dust sings breath-taking alleluias.
We sing alleluia.
Because of your love in Christ, rocks roll away.
Tombs empty out. Hearts fill up.
We give you thanks, O God, for your death-denying, life-birthing, justice-making gifts of Easter love.