Resurrection

This week’s reflections are written by Rev. Brian Johnson, one of our Associate Pastors here at St. Matthew’s

Rooted 2019 – Week Twelve Day Four

Today’s reading is Luke 24: 1-35

rootedchristResurrection….a word that defines our Christian faith.  As Paul states in 1 Corinthians, “If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain”. If there had been no resurrection then our entire faith has been in vain.  However, we know this is not true. Christ was truly raised from the dead according to the scriptures which gave birth to Christianity. The women who came to the tomb to do a routine, ordinary task meet something extraordinary. They were greeted by angels and went to tell the disciples what they saw.  They were the first to share the good news! Then from that point, the rest of the world changed. This should teach us that in our ordinary life and routines, God can show up in big ways. We need to try to have our eyes open and position ourselves for these wonderful opportunities. If not, we can miss out on something life-changing.  As we continue to read the rest of our Luke passage we encounter the “Walk to Emmaus”. This is the beginning of the Church’s story and its encounter with the living Christ. I hope that the scripture today encourages us to not be looking for the living in places that are dead but to join Jesus outside of the tomb. May we be looking for the extraordinary in our everyday routines.  May we experience the living Christ and invite the rest of the world to join us in this Resurrection.

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