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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 12, 2020

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SUNDAY, April 12                           Easter Sunday

John 20:15-16 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means teacher).

I came here for the wilted husk of just one precious flower, but your voice miraculously bloomed by this tomb, calling me Mary, and you gave me the whole garden, instead. Every blossom and petal.

The meaning of this moment stretches for all eternity. The forever winter of the hammered nails is gone. I have been transported and transformed by a joy that is deeper than the sea and higher than Mount Hermon!

I ran to tell Peter, to tell them all: I have seen the flowers of Golgotha—the blooms of God’s grace and eternal love for us all—our risen Lord!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

MOVING FORWARD: Who was the first person to tell you about Jesus? Share that story with your family or friends today.

PRAY for the Diocese of Kigali (Rwanda)

Ps 118:1-2,14-24 | Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 | Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43 | John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10

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