In that day you will ask nothing of
Me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in
My name, He will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing
in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
“In that day,” Jesus told the disciples in the
Upper Room, “whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He will give
it to you.” They could not understand, hearing Him before Easter and
Pentecost. But we know now that the day has arrived, thanks to His death
and resurrection, when our heavenly Father’s ears are open to our
every prayer. In this our day, we can anticipate by faith seeing Him
and Jesus, the Lamb, in the perfect Jerusalem, as John writes in the
reading from Revelation. Hearing the good news, Lydia, in the Reading
from Acts, asked if the disciples deemed her worthy for Baptism.
Indeed, with the gift of faith by the Holy Spirit, Christ’s
worthiness and her sins had been exchanged on the cross. She provided
a home for Paul and Luke, and God had an eternal Jerusalem awaiting
her entry. What Easter joy!