Sunday, April 08, 2007

EASTER 07 - Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

OVERWHELMING JOY. CELEBRATION. VICTORY. NEW LIFE. LIFE AFTER DEATH.

2 days ago Jesus was killed. Now he's alive!

Christian's believe that this is the most meaningful event of all time. It's an event which makes possible the promise that one day, 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.'.

2 days ago hope had been destroyed. Nietzsche had been justified in his horrific claim. But not any more. Today, hope has been restored and renewed like never before!

The event is mindblowing. It's beyond superlatives. It's beyond comprehension. And yet some of it's aspects are so ordinary. For example, Jesus is initially mistaken for a gardener. He shows his friends his wounds before sitting down for a meal with them. And then later he has a question for one of them......

HOLD UP! Let's pause here cos this seems like a great place to bring our exploration of Easter to a close. After all Jesus has been through, after all he's achieved, there's still one question left which needs to be answered......

......Jesus wants to ask, 'Do you love me?'

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