Daily Worship

The Unnoticed Saviour

Albert Bogle April 20, 2022 0 5
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John 20: 14-16 (NRSVA)

14 When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ 16 Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher).

Yesterday we reflected that Jesus had to speak Mary’s name before she recognised him  and so too perhaps we all need to hear Jesus call our name and even then we ask ourselves ‘Did I hear that right?’ The thing is Mary couldn’t see Jesus for her tears.


Sometimes when I think on the meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection I’m overwhelmed. It’s too much to grasp. Indeed the whole of life then becomes a mystery. The pain, the suffering, the why, the anxiety. Before long it’s easy to feel lost in a search for meaning. It’s then that I need to remind myself that is why I call Jesus my Saviour. He is the one who calls my name, who says look again. And somehow I know everything is all right. It’s often in the second glance I recognise the saviour.





There you stand

Patiently waiting

Watching, caring.

Protecting me from my fears

And anxious thoughts

I only know this because

Time after time

You surprise me

You call my name

And I know

All will be well

And I find myself saying

Thank you for the folded face napkin

The hints of truth

That tell me

You are who you are

The saviour of the world