Thursday, April 13, 2006

Without Further Ado...

Tomorrow is Good Friday and Kari and I are in College Station with her cousin Nelie. Yesterday evening at church, the youth and I read from Luke 23-24 and discussed what Christ did for us on the cross that day described in those scriptures. As a conclusion, we watched the last scene in the Passion of the Christ. The scene goes black, you hear a rumbling and see a light. The stone that was placed in front of the tomb was being moved away and light illuminated the tomb. The camera pans to the left and you see white burial clothes, but there is no longer anyone wrapped inside. The camera pans a little more left and a dark skinned, long haired, and bearded man sits in silence. He rises and the scene reveals the open wound where a nail had previously been and he walks out of the tomb. Jesus is risen. Luke 24:1-8 states,

"On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with 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; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " Then they remembered his words."

Have a blessed Easter weekend.

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