A wet and windy day stretches out before us. Not fun, but let us think of the people in our southern states; for them Easter was marked by devastating tornados and lives lost. How will they get back on their feet, support one another, while maintaining their social distance? Oh my goodness! God be with them and our many prayers.
What a blessing we enjoyed yesterday! Lovely sunny weather. People who responded liked the Easter worship service. I enjoyed connecting to my family via texts, emails…. All is good. I am grateful. But today is wet Monday, the day after the major Christian celebration of the year. Has anything changed? Did does the resurrection of Jesus make a difference in your life, in the world?
Question: what did the women who first witnessed the resurrected Jesus and the disciples who heard and believed them do afterwards? Mostly likely answer: they went back home. They went back into hiding. That’s where Jesus found them when he appeared to them. Behind closed doors…two disciples leaving Jerusalem on the road to Emmaus…they returned to the lives they led before God raised Jesus from the tomb.
Life went on as before…but they had changed. And that made all the difference. As Paul writes in I Corinthians 15: 51: Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed. Be changed….not a one time change, but the on-going work of God in changing us…remaking us into a new creation. What difference does the resurrection make in your life?
Stay warm, dry, and safe!