|Day 6: Staying in the dark
stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept she bent over to look
into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white sitting where the
body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the
What is Mary's state of mind now? What might her reaction have been
to seeing the two angels?
As you ponder the reading, which words or phrases seem to be
especially significant to you. What might God be saying to you -
perhaps, for your own life? If you
are using a spiritual journal, add any thoughts or insights - and
perhaps look back to see if there are any links that are beginning
Spend a few minutes building the
scene using whatever technique has helped you over recent days. Try
to put yourself in Mary's shoes as the scene begins to move to its
Mary is struggling to come to terms with what is
happening... but still she stays in the place where things don't yet
make sense. This is a feeling we can identify with ... sometimes we
do need to walk away from something but on other occasions we
realise we have to stay in a spiritual place until God deems it the
right time to offer us the revelation that allows us to move on.
Pray for those who find themselves "stuck" - whose faith feels empty
and whose prayer seems dry.
you still did not know what was to come -
but your love for the Lord held you by his tomb.
Pray for those who are in dark places -
who feel without hope
and for whom life feels burdensome.
Guide us all through your story
to the hope of resurrection.
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