Jesus, You told us this would happen;

that we would know that death

was not an ending,

but rather a beginning.

You promised that no tomb would hold You

and that we would see You again

alive and glorified


But, we didn’t believe it – we still don’t

We still face the little deaths which fill our lives

with fear and dread and despair.

We still look away from Your resurrected glory

believing ourselves to be beyond the reach of Your grace & life


But, now in this place, we gather to be reminded

Resurrection has happened – it happens still

grace and life can find us anywhere, and bring us home

And so we worship, with joy and relief

and with awe and trembling


Stand among us again now, Jesus

and let Your life flood our weary and doubting souls.

For we pray this in Your Name.