It began with a time of reflection and repentance. Which led into a season of fasting and feasting – letting go and taking on. It finished in an emotional culmination with a triumphant entrance, a last meal, a lesson in love and service, a time of great suffering and darkness, and finally a flame that provided the first light of hope.
Then, that light burst forth the next morning across the land and the world shouted, “Alleluia Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!”
Now, as long-time radio Paul Harvery commentator would say, “Here is the rest of the story…”
The rest of the story is up to us.
Will we take what we learned and experienced with Jesus on our Lenten journey and not only transform our lives but the world around? Will it be an event or an occasion or truly life changing? Will those around us know that our new life glow is more than a one Sunday show?
We are resurrection people 24-7-365. Called not just to manifest, but to embody the light of Christ. To truly be the light bearers to the darkest of places, hope to the greatest despair, and new life to that which believes it has taken its last breath.
Alleluia Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! It’s more than a proclamation, it is our way, our life, our truth…ours to be lived, ours to share.
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Amen! As our epistle for Sunday declared, “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures.”