Saturday April 23
Awake, O sleeper, arise from your sleep
  • Acts 4:13-21
  • Psalm 118:1,14-21
  • Mark 16:9-15

Doubts, distrust, fears and terror, were the visions and sounds of the early Church as they waited to see the Risen Lord. Wonder, joy, confidence and outreach, were the sights and sounds of the disciples to whom the Lord showed himself. When we believe in God, we begin to believe in ourselves. Nothing is impossible! For nothing matters more than the Lord. What will detach me from the love of God: tribulations, infidelities, fear, suffering and pain, anxieties, resentment, ridicule, loss of life, death, even death on a cross? Nothing will separate me from the love of God. The old nature is dead, forgotten and gone away. The new nature has risen from the dead, and has been sent by the Lord. Here I am Lord, send me! He will continue to bear fruit through me. The Apostles woke up one morning and shook the world. The Lord was the first to wake up one Sunday morning and change the world forever! We must do the same thing. Awake, O sleeper, arise from your sleep. Christ is calling you by name!

Prayer: Abba Father, may we grow by your plentiful gift of grace. Clothe us in the attire of eternal life. Amen.

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