The two men in dazzling apparel ask the women: “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." (Luke 24:5b-6a)  At that point, everything began to change for these women. They were the first to see an empty tomb and the first to receive a message of resurrection concerning Jesus, their Lord. In remembering Jesus' words they left the tomb and told the apostles what had happened.

What a day for these women. The magnitude of that morning will not be lost on them as they learn to live in His peace. Forgiveness of sins, defeat of the devil and the grave, and the promises of everlasting life would mark their praise and thanksgiving for ever more.

This summer in Mobile, Alabama, as Lutheran Women in Mission, we too will have an opportunity to praise and thank our God for all of these blessings. This will be a time for everyone to sing and rejoice In Praise to the LORD, to tell of His salvation for all, to declare His glory among the nations, and to go forth in His joy! Like those women on that first Resurrection Sunday we too will remember the words of Jesus and tell them to all the world. May God make our Convention a memorable one in the Lord.

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!