Resurrection Celebration



Luke 24:1-12



Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you?”… Jesus has been raised by God. You will not find him here among the dead.

And with these words their world was upended – suddenly everything was made clear. What they thought was the end of the journey, the death of their beloved, was not the end. Now there was so much more. …

Nearly two millennia later, we’ve also come to understand that the empty tomb is not the end of the story but the beginning. The weeks of Lent have brought us on a journey with Jesus’ disciples to this place. Yet Easter tells us the tomb is not our destination; the empty tomb is our beginning. It is a place of calling, of consecration, and of sending. The word from the risen Christ is: I will be with you; God’s love is stronger than death. …

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