Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 16 – 22 April 2017
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
Friday. Jesus was crucified and died. Three days later, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb of Christ only to find it empty. Jesus Christ was alive, not only in spirit but in flesh. He rose from the dead defeating it and sealing the salvation of the entire world.
From the sorrow of the cross to the empty tomb of Christ, it must have been a spectacular journey. The apostles thought that the death of Jesus is the end, but as the angel had said, “He has risen!”
What does this mean for us Christians? First, the salvation of the world does not end in the death of Christ but rather the beginning of our faith. The resurrection of Christ is a testament of our Christian faith. It is a symbol of His power over death, the completion of God’s plan of salvation and that we, with our connection with Christ, will also be raised from the dead.
Second, the resurrection of Christ symbolizes our resolve in life. We may face darkness, agony and sorrows in life but the resurrection of Christ symbolizes hope for us, the light Jesus Christ gives. His death meant darkness, but with His resurrection gave us that light again, this time forever enduring and cannot be extinguished.
Today, let us rejoice and sing with the angels of the Lord in singing “Hallelujah!” Jesus Christ has risen from the dead!
Hallelujah! Jesus Christ has risen!