Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,”
~ John 11:25
Easter, for me doesn't happen just one day out of the year. I am reminded that each day we are to roll away large stones that prevent us from living the life that Jesus has called us to live.
After the resurrection Jesus spent time with his friends, in small, important and ordinary ways. His wounds were visible in his risen body.
A reminder that we can still live with the memory of our wounds, and be with those who welcome us, just as we are.
The resurrection calls attention to us that our wounds are not taken away, but that they become the visible sources of hope for others.
As we announce, "He is Risen!" this morning, may the stones that prevent you from living your life, and the wounds that you have, emerge into the light!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2020
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.