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Jesus restores a young man to his mother and community. He moves in close, touching the bier that carries the son. His action causes the bearers to stop, to stand still. We can then imagine Jesus leaning in close, whispering, “Young man, I say to you, rise.” Consider the pause...
God, we thank you for reminding us that Jesus brings life from death, that he heals our grief and insecurity as well as that of all humanity. Amen.
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”