Tag: Easter

out of the chaos 04.12.2020

The one outstanding difference between Christianity and every other religion is an empty tomb. Our Lord is not buried, his body did not decay, he is alive! Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and …

out of the chaos 04.11.2020

Honestly, I can’t imagine how it would have felt to be a disciple the day after Jesus’ crucifixion. Would I have wondered what I had missed? Surely, I couldn’t have been so far off base. But Jesus was definitely dead and buried. I imagine I would, too, have locked myself into a room with the …

out of the chaos 04.10.2020

There are certain things a person knows through senses other than sight. Things that cannot be proven empirically, but rather are known. For instance, I know my husband loves me. I could point to observable acts that he does for me. But it doesn’t prove he loves me. Simply, because he might also do those …

Daily Reads 04.21.2019

Read: John 20:1-10 An empty tomb! That’s what the women found when they rushed to the garden early that Sunday morning. Despair filled their hearts as they attempted to find Jesus’ body. It made sense to stay at the tomb. I find it easy to stay at the tomb, to hang around outside. You know, …

Daily Reads 04.20.2019

Read: Isaiah 53:4-9 Today – the hours between the crucifixion and the resurrection – the most disheartening day for Jesus’ disciples. Their hopes were high that Jesus was going to set them free from Roman oppression, that he was the Messiah. And then Friday happened and they hid. Hid away from the authorities – both …