How amazing is your love, A love that overcomes, endures and redeems.
How astounding is your life, A life that sustains, heals and creates.
How awesome is your hope ,A hope that promises, restores and inspires.
How absorbing is your truth, A truth that releases, changes and rebuilds.
How we worship you, as we remember the moment when your love conquered.
When out of the cave of sorrow Jesus arose to release forgiveness to the world.
And each time we encounter this resurrection day we are again lifted to an eternal place.
Our sin, brokenness and darkness fall away and your light and peace flood our lives.
How we thank you for this incredible celebration we call Easter.
From the Talmud comes this poignant story of the return of the Messiah.
Rabbi Yoshua ben Levi asked Elijah, “when will the Messiah come?’ Elijah replied, “Go ask him yourself.” “Where is he?” “Sitting at the gates of the city.” “How shall I know him?” “He is sitting among the poor covered with wounds. The others unbind all their wounds and bind them up again. But he unbinds one at a time and then binds it up again, saying to himself, ‘Perhaps I shall be needed. If so, I must always be ready so as not to delay for a moment.”
How will we recognize the Messiah? He will among the poor, the broken and the wounded. And although he is also broken and wounded, he will be the one ready to meet the needs of those crying for help.
Maybe that is how we who call ourselves his disciples should be recognized. Can we be found among the poor, the broken and the wounded. If not, maybe we should start looking for the Messiah ourselves.