EASTER EVE, MATTHEW 27: 61 “Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.”  Waiting, the law of life. Waiting is the law of life. We wait for the mail, we wait in lines, we wait for Christmas, we wait for our children to come home from college, we wait for birth, we wait for death. We wait. Since man’s “fall” into sin, we waited for a Savior. When Jesus came, we waited to see if he was the Messiah. When Jesus said he was going to Jerusalem to die, we waited. When Jesus said he would rise again, we waited. The two Marys waited. They waited for a sign. They waited for that moment when the stone would be rolled away and Christ would rise from the dead. And now we wait. We wait for Christ to come again. We wait to be reunited with loved ones who have gone before us or who we have gone before. We wait for the last trumpet. We wait for Christ to come and make all things new. We wait with the sure and certain hope of the resurrection. We wait. Amen.