Easter Season finale: Waiting

We have reached the end of the Easter season.  We have looked at the testimonies of those who saw the risen Christ.  With Mary, we exclaimed “Rabi, Teacher” when she met him at the empty tomb.  We joined Apostle Thomas who cried, “My Lord and my God,” when Jesus appeared behind closed doors and invited Thomas to put his hands in the wounds of Jesus’ hands and side.  We too long to see Jesus!  The two on the road to Emmaus felt their hearts burning in them as the scriptures were opened and they met the risen Lord in the breaking of bread.  John concludes, “Jesus did many other things as well if every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world could not have room for the books that would be written.”  We stood with the followers and watched Jesus ascend to heaven and waited with them in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

         I chose as a hymn, a putting to music of Scripture, Isaiah 40:25-31.  “Those that wait on the Lord will rise up on wings like eagles.”  Please enjoy.

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