Jesus’ resurrection is a single moment in human history, but had and continues to have profound significance that cannot be contained in an annual one day celebration. Thus, Easter is a seven Sunday season, which emphasizes the post-resurrection accounts of Jesus and the emerging Christian community.
Yet, Jesus’ resurrection is the foundation upon which the church universal and our Christian claims are built. Thus, our Sunday worship is always a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, even during the season of Lent.
Furthermore, Jesus’ resurrection invites and calls us daily, as individuals and the church universal, to die to self and be resurrected into a future that is brighter than we can imagine.
Resurrection is not possible without death. It is the tale of the Phoenix. Read the rest of this entry »