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“Recognizing You” by Amy Scott Robinson

John 20:1-31; 21:1-19, Luke 24:13-35


Jesus in the garden, newly risen from the dead,

who stood by weeping Mary, and who heard the words she said

as if you were the gardener, till at last your shepherd’s voice

called her ‘Mary’ and with one word gave her reason to rejoice,

Jesus in the garden, ever new but still the same,

help me recognize you in the speaking of my name.


Jesus on the journey, fellow traveler on the road,

who met two sad disciples, walking with them as you showed

the meaning of the scriptures that predicted you would rise,

but only when you blessed the meal could they believe their eyes.

Jesus on the journey, meet me where my hopes have fled,

help me recognize you in the breaking of the bread.


Jesus in the locked room, breaking through despair and doubt,

who comforted your friends when they had shut the whole world out,

who came again for Thomas, and revealed your hands and side

so that he could touch and know you as alive, though you had died.

Jesus in the locked room, breaking through our self-built bars,

help me recognize you in the touching of your scars.


Jesus on the shoreline, cooking breakfast for your friends,

who offered guilty Peter one more chance to make amends,

who filled a net with fish for him, and helped him to recall

the first catch that convinced him to respond to your first call.

Jesus on the shoreline, know my best, forgive my worst,

help me recognize you in the way I met you first.


May We recognize Jesus. Pastor Larry

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