Sunday, March 27, 2005

Happy Easter!

"Have ye here any meat?" said Jesus to His disbelieving disciples. ~Luke 24:41
I think today's scripture reading is one of the funniest, most comforting and informal lines I've read in the Gospels. Everyone didn't know what was going on. Even though Jesus had told them before that He would rise from the dead in three days, they didn't understand it. His followers had just spent the last two days in absolute despair and hopelessness, and here was Jesus standing amongst them. They were in disbelief and wonder, and Jesus asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?" It's just so out of place, so unfazedly human. When things have become so unbearably dismal that all seems lost, today we celebrate the triumph of God over the shadow of death. Dr. Luke ends his account with His disciples in great joy and continually blessing God. We should too! Rays of light shining forth in church today

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