Resurrection changes everything

Reading: Acts 6-7
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Clarence Jordan once wrote “the crowning evidence that Jesus was alive was not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship.  Not a rolled-away stone, but a carried-away church.”
On Easter Sunday we triumphantly proclaim “Christ is risen!”  The truth is that we remain in the Easter season for some time, for a total of 8 weeks.
The church gives us time to live into this claim so that we do not just say the words “Christ is risen” with our lips but also believe the words in our souls.
Resurrection changes everything, but the world will not know that unless we have the courage to live as if we believe it is so with ever fiber of our being.
It takes faith to really allow ourselves to let go of the things that no longer bring about life. 
Resurrection is more than something we celebrate it is the raw power that comes when we are able to love our enemies and bless those who persecute us.

Prayer: Holy God, may the words of scripture be a song that sings throughout my day.  May your love and compassion be the source of courage I need to face those who seek to harm, tear down, and destroy.  Amen.


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