Thought for The Day – Tuesday 22nd June

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Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

Matthew 28: 7

If you were Mary Magdalene and Mary in this moment, how would you respond? These women have just been told that Jesus has risen, and now they are instructed in telling the disciples, quickly. This is a lot of news to process, and at the same time, it is such good news, and something that the disciples will want to know. When there is good news, we want to share that good news as quickly as possible, because it is wonderful to share good news. This news is more than good news, it is news that provides hope and something that is unbelievable for so many. Yet, here it is, and the women are the first ones to find out, and share this news. What an amazing task they have been given.

Prayer: Amazing God, you do things that seem unbelievable and amazing to us! You have given us good news to share, and have tasked us in sharing that good news with this world. May we do this with the same quickness that the women were told to share the good news of the risen Christ. Amen

Action: Share the good news of Jesus’ love with someone.