- Acts 10:34-43
- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
- Luke 24:1-12
“But God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear,” Acts 10:40
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” 1 Corinthians 15:26
The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Luke 24:5
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened. Luke 24:12
“He is not here, but has risen” are the words on the front of bulletin, and they have been much repeated today. I’ll admit, I’ve been looking forward to the race with Peter to the tomb, to the end of darkness and the glory of the resurrection.
Finally. We are here.
And today is a new day. And the start of a new life. I ended up finally giving in to the urges of many people in my life and joining the choir. As Jesus is raised from the dead, as of today I’ll be raising my voice (despite its shortcomings) in glory.