Easter Sunday!

The foundation of my faith
Rests on the empty tomb
Mary Magdalene had not imagined
She’d see Jesus so soon
At first she saw two angels
they asked her why she was crying
Where is the body of Jesus?
She recalls the agony of him dying
Then she turns away from
the open tomb of stone
Meeting not the gardener
but Jesus, on his way home
Mary longs to cling to Him
Overwhelmed to hear Him speak
Ohhh the comfort He brought her
She must quickly move her feet
Jesus is very alive!
Mary tells them no lie.
Jesus is RISEN! Ohhh the joy and elation!
Death no longer our final destination!
Hope is certain, Holy Spirit our seal
To enter Heaven, see Jesus yourself for real!!!
-Jessie inspired by

John chapter 20:11-18
“11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.”

And – Ephesians 1:13,14

“13In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”

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