John 20: 1 – 18 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Even in the midst of pain and grief, may we remember that we are an Easter people! The grave cannot defeat us. On this day of Resurrection, may we celebrate the One who turns mourning into dancing, gives beauty for ashes, turns shame into glory, and graves into gardens! Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed!