2020 could be the year remembered as “the year without Easter.” But even with social distancing, daily presidential briefings, death tolls, and tens of millions applying for unemployment, Easter has come. This may not be the Easter we had planned, but the resurrection power of Jesus cannot be stopped.
The Good News that Christ is risen from the dead is a challenging word for our minds. But if we try to say, “It’s just impossible,” we have to account for certain things that we know are true. Beyond that, the resurrection of Jesus is a gracious word for our hearts, showing us that salvation doesn’t depend on the strength of your morality, but the admission of our own weakness and need. Finally, the resurrection is a missional word for our lives, because the resurrection sets us free from this world, and for this world.
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8