I love Disney soundtracks. Right now I am currently stuck on the soundtrack to Moana and so is my five month old grandson Jax. Dwayne Johnson sings, “What can I say except you’re welcome,” and Jax just begins to sway and his sweet little grin spreads from ear to ear. In his own perfect way Jax begins to dance in my lap.
If you can’t tell I just got back from seeing my youngest grandsons. Moana was the playlist for the week.
There’s another song, “How Far I’ll go,” that draws me in also.
”See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me.”
That first Easter morning over 2000 years ago Mary Magdalene heard a the call of Resurrection from the empty tomb of her Savior.
“Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her. “Because they have taken away my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.” “Mary!” Jesus said. She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”).”
John 20:11-16 NLT
She was confused and bewildered. Her tears had to have blurred her vision. She was heart broken because she did not yet understand. She thought grave robbers had taken away the body of her Messiah. While she was still weeping she decided to investigate further and when she did she found her mercy seat.
““You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width. And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end, and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat. And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.”
Exodus 25:17-22 NKJV
“And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.”
John 20:12 NKJV
“And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.”
Exodus 25:22 NKJV
“Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).”
John 20:16 NKJV
Just as He promised in the Law of Moses Jesus met with Mary at the Mercy Seat of the Empty Tomb!
She was staring at the dark opening of an empty tomb. Her heart was bleeding but Someone was calling out to her, breaking through her despair.
He calls her name, “Mary!”
The sea called out to Moana. The open sea was her future.
Jesus called out to Mary. His Resurrection Power was her hope and her future.
Jesus calls us. He has a hope and a future for us also. His voice inside us sings a song of triumph to us. His voice blazes a path to Our Heavenly Father.
”Every turn I take, every trail I track, evert path I make, every road leads back to the place I know, where I can not go, wher I long to be. See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me.” A line from the song, “How Far I’ll go.”
”See the rock rolled back to an Empty Tomb? His Voice calls me.” My adaptation from the song, “How Far I’ll go.”