Practicing Resurrection

 “He Is Risen,” by He Qi. PHOTO: CNS/courtesy of He Qi

“He Is Risen,” by He Qi. PHOTO: CNS/courtesy of He Qi

Practicing Resurrection

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
John 20:1–18
Brookside Community Church
8 East Main Street
Brookside, NJ 07926
brooksidechurch.org

We miss the power of the Resurrection if we only think about it in terms of the immortality of the soul or life in the hereafter. For me, it is about the ability to experience the fullness of life. It is about victory, not a military victory, but a over the power over Death — Death with a capital D. It is about the light of life finally shining in the darkness...

In that sense, Resurrection is not just about dead bodies rising, but about a specific kind of power — the power of a life so determined, so tenacious, so unshakably rebellious that it rises even in the face of death. It is the beauty of knowing that life, not Death, has the last word.