Monday, April 13, 2009



By Sally I. Kennedy
Apr 13 2009

Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them (again)
and said, "Peace be with you!" John 20:26

We were having dinner, and even with the animated chatter I could hear
the door bang closed.

When we have family get-togethers, it's a fun time for the kids to
turn the workshop room into a clubhouse. Handwritten signs soon
decorate the door: 'KeeepOut!!', 'No grils allowd', 'boys oly'.

Although we have a 'management rule' about locking doors, that
sometimes seems to get ignored, so I headed back to check the goings-
on. They were having a great time. The cookie stash was in one corner,
and were making all spy and stakeout plans; very busy indeed.

In our lives don't we, too, have locked doors? Places we have unknown
secret desires, hopes, hurts? Locked away. Kept at bay, unspoken. I
realize that is true for myself.

God is the God of the breakthrough. He can step into closed off,
locked doors and areas in our hearts, and in our minds, and when He
does, He says, "Peace be with you". Peace be with YOU.

Come, Lord Jesus. Come today through locked doors, even those we may
not realize we have. Thank You for coming with a breaker anointing,
love, and healing. Amen.

Sally I. Kennedy is a songwriter, and author of Irish Thursdays, Words
from the Heart, and 52 Little Parables from Ireland. She lives in
south Florida, with her husband Ben. Please visit her website at this
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APRIL 14, 2009

ACTS 2:36-41
On the day of Pentecost, Peter said to the Jewish people, "Let the
whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord
and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified." Now when they heard this,
they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other
Apostles, "What are we to do, my brothers?" Peter said to them,
"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus
Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the
gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is made to you and to your
children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will
call." He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them,
"Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." Those who accepted his
message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added
that day.

JOHN 20:11-18
Mary Magdalene stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she
bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one
at the head and one at the feet where the Body of Jesus had been. And
they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them,
"They have taken my Lord, and I don't know where they laid him." When
she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not
know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?" She thought it was the gardener and said to
him, "Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I
will take him." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him
in Hebrew, "Rabbouni," which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, "Stop
holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to
my brothers and tell them, `I am going to my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God.'" Mary went and announced to the disciples, "I
have seen the Lord," and then reported what he had told her.

The event of the resurrection as experienced by Mary Magdalene is very
important. Can we imagine if she did not even go looking for the Lord?
Can we imagine if after not finding the Lord, she would not pay heed
to what the angels told her? Can we imagine if she would not have gone
to the apostles to tell them what had happened?

The resurrection is not only a historical event; it is an experience
that needs to be transmitted from generation to generation. We are all
invited to pass this experience of the resurrection to others. We
cannot call ourselves Christian, if we have not experienced the
resurrection of Christ in our own lives.

In moments of despair, during our deepest frustrations, perhaps even
during the death of a loved one, we as Christians have experience
Christ's intervention and resurrection which brings us out of the tomb
and transforms our misery to a faith that enjoins us to Christ who is
truly risen.

Let us examine our lives, looking back, when did we experience the
Lord's resurrection in us? Did we search for him? Did we recognize

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the healing and strength of:
- Sophia Gonzalez
- Ester Marcelo
- Lisa
- Christy Chin
- Sheila
- Dapo family
… for the speedy recovery of: Gaudencio
… for the safety of Johnson Cuiting
… for the personal intentions of Pauline
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Ramon K. Meneses. Eternal rest
grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all
the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Wedding Anniversary: Andy & Julie Miano
- Wedding Anniversary: Benito & Cynthia G. Tan
- Wedding Anniversary: Teto & Emer Aguiluz
… for the healing and peace of all families

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers
and for those who need our prayers the most.

Have a good day!

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