Zion United Church of Christ
|Posted on April 8, 2020 at 4:29 PM|
An Easter Journey
Every honest person comes to Easter with questions. The unbeliever asks,”Could such a thing happen?” The Christian asks,” Why can’t I live a purer, higher Christian life with the power of the Resurrection available to me?” And many folks come to Easter with disillusionment with modern disciples: “Why don’t church people show more of the power and the presence of the risen Christ?”
We all know the Easter Story. The women’s journey to the tomb. Matthew’s account of the great earthquake. The angel rolled back the heavy door stone of the tomb; and sat on it while the soldiers fainted. The women nearby were told the facts, Jesus has risen: come and see: go and tell. This does raise a question about angels, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t you think if you saw an angel you would believe what he or she told you? But then we have to remember they don’t always have on white gowns with wings and halos. The angels at the tomb where just young men. Mary saw Jesus standing near the tomb and did not recognize Him. Would we? It is understandable because Resurrection is unnatural and unbelievable until you and I actually experience the Resurrection in our own lives. Easter is where in Jesus we receive the power to exchange the old for the new, the dead for the living, the earthly for the heavenly. Easter is where broken dreams and the power of Jesus’ resurrection meet. Easter is where disappointment and angels clash. Easter is where the worst the devil could do is destroyed by the power and love of God.
A Quote from C.S. Lewis “Aim at Heaven, and you’ll get earth thrown in. Aim at earth, and you’ll get neither.”
Today, seek the things that are above. Lift up your hearts and seek the risen Christ.