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The Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday)

April 20, 2014

JUST THE BEGINNING

It is tempting to think of Easter as the completion of a journey – our journey through 40 days of Lent; our journey through Holy week – Christ’s passion, death and now resurrection. For some, it may feel like the completion of a past year, or perhaps even a past lifetime.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Isaiah 42:16: “I will lead the blind on a journey; by paths unknown I will guide them. I will turn their darkness into light before them, and will make their crooked ways straight. These things I will do for them and I will not forsake them.”

But this is NOT the end of your journey – it is only the beginning. The story does end with Christ’s resurrection; rather it is the moment when everything begins again! Have you ever noticed how every account of the resurrection is rather open ended? It leaves us hanging. It leaves us wondering what comes next?

CLICK HERE for the readings for Easter Sunday (Acts 10:34, 37-43; Psalm 118; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; John 20:1-9).

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