Friday, April 2, 2010
Sunday - celebration of the Son Rising
Friday many, many years ago was a day when the sun didn't shine, a day of sorrow and despair. The disciples and followers and family members saw their lives in ruins. Yes, the crucifixion happened over 2,000 years ago, but no "death" has ever impacted the world as much as the death of Jesus.
But something else happened. Jesus wasn't just a good man, a prophet who died a horrible death. The event that made the difference is He didn't stay in the tomb.
In my front yard is a white cross, toward the street can be seen the plain white figure. Sunday morning, the cross will be turned around so that the words "He is Risen" is revealed for all to see.
Yes, Easter is the celebration of not the sun rising in the east as usual, but it marks the wonder of the Son rising.