I wonder what Monday morning felt like in Jerusalem? Friday had been an incredibly odd day. The death of a man who claimed to be God. Then there were incredible storms, damage to the temple, reports of dead people rejoined with their families. Then there was this report that the man who was beaten and drugged through the city was alive and seen by many? Can you imagine what it would have been like to get up and watch the morning news? Can you imagine the statuses on Facebook and the twittering on twitter?
And so it is with us. Today we leave the Golgotha, we leave the tomb – knowing the man Jesus died and was raised again. We know that death was defeated. We know that he is victorious. And what will you do with that today, the day after?
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:20-22, New International Version, ©2011)