‘He will wipe away all tears from our eyes. There will be no more death, no more mourning or sadness
Apoc. 21. 4
Lord, we rejoice that you are Risen and are now with your father, in glory. Increase your Spirit within us and give us voice to sing your praise during this season of joy.
We are called to be Easter people and have Alleluia on our lips all during Eastertide. But there may be times when we don’t feel like singing that ‘new song’ which today’s entrance antiphon asks of us. ( Ps. 97. 1) It’s consoling to know that it was the same for the early Christians. They needed Paul’s words of encouragement and prayers so that they could persevere in the faith (Acts 14. 21) St. John too offers words of consolation to all who are in sorrow, assuring them that God will wipe away all tears from their eyes’. (Apoc 21. 4 )
What a beautiful picture of our Heavenly Father / Mother. Our creator will do for us what our mother did when she saw her child in tears. We are reminded too
of Jesus encounter with the widow of Naim. Wiping away her tears he restored her only son to life and ‘gave him back to his mother’ ( Luke 7. 16 )
May this intimate picture of our God who is always with us, help us during times of sadness to experience Easter peace in our hearts so that eventually we can rejoice and sing our Alleluia.