Easter Eve Meditation
I love this simple musical and visual meditation by ichurchvids.
It was a strange reply by Jesus to Philip and Andrew who had told him some Greeks wanted to see him. Jesus answered that,
"The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." John 12: 24 NRSV.
Did the disciples make any sense of that, before Jesus was crucified? Did they remember those words on that dreadful empty Saturday after Jesus' death and burial? And did Jesus' words make any sense then? Or were they too numb with grief or fearful for their lives?
that we who are baptized into the death
of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
may continually put to death our evil desires
and be buried with him;
and that through the grave and gate of death
we may pass to our joyful resurrection;
through his merits, who died and was buried
and rose again for us,
your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Collect for Easter Eve: Common Worship
For another reflection on Easter Eve/Holy Saturday see Dead and Buried.