I Have Seen the Lord

Magdalene at Tomb

Tuesday in Easter Week 2015
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples “I have seen the Lord.”

(John 20:18)

Dear Friends,

Mary Magdalene was the first Apostle. She was, in fact, the apostle to the apostles. Her message was clear, honest and world-changing. “I have seen the Lord.”

Did they believe her? Not at first. But they did see Jesus and they came to believe. And we, separated by two thousand years, are also given the opportunity to see Jesus and having seen, to bear witness to the truth by asking others, “Have you seen Jesus my Lord?”

“Have you seen Jesus my Lord” is a song included in the nearly every Cursillo, Faith Alive or Happening event. The words and music and words are catchy, if a bit smaltzy. But the theology is dead-on right. Jesus is all around us. Our resurrected Lord remains present to us in the world in myriad ways. His glory is reflected throughout creation, and it resides in each of God’s children. Incarnation is eradicable.

I don’t remember all the verses, but there are two that are indelibly printed on my heart and brain.

Have you seen Jesus my Lord? He’s here in plain view.
Take a look, open your eyes. He’ll show life to you.
Have you ever looked at the sunset? With the sky mellowing red
And the clouds suspended like feather?
Then, I say….You’ve seen Jesus my Lord.

Have you seen Jesus my Lord? He’s here in plain view.
Take a look, open your eyes. He’ll show life to you.
Have you ever stood in the family with the Lord there in your midst
Seen the face of Christ on each other?
Then I say…You’ve seen Jesus my Lord.

This is the message of the Gospel on the third day of Easter and on every day of our lives. To be an evangelist is to see Jesus and to go and show him to others.

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!
Glyn+

Reposted from April 2014

This entry was posted by Glyn Ruppe-Melnyk.

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