“but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5
“Why look for the living among the dead?” The women were confronted with this statement on that first Easter. So are we today. Do not seek comfort or happiness in the broken patterns of this world. Trust not in princes they are but mortal. Do not seek after riches they cannot satisfy. Do not seek after fame or recognition from others, it’s a fleeting thing. Jesus came to give us life, abundant life. This life is found in His resurrection from the dead. Life has purpose and meaning because He alone is the author of life and our lives are realized in Him. In Christ is life and you will find your centered in Him who is the way the truth and the life.
Almighty God, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. We humbly pray that we may live before You in righteousness and purity forever, through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Collect for Easter Sunrise, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld ©WELS