The Journey’s End — EASTER!

If you’ve traveled along this road with me from the beginning of our time in the wilderness — thank you. If you’ve checked in now and again — thank you. This has been a rich and humbling experience for me to immerse myself in these good words for these 47 days. And now, we enter into the Great Feast of Easter! He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed!

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Acts 10:34-43, The Message

Peter fairly exploded with his good news: “It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer: God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open. The Message he sent to the children of Israel—that through Jesus Christ everything is being put together again—well, he’s doing it everywhere, among everyone.

“You know the story of what happened in Judea. It began in Galilee after John preached a total life-change. Then Jesus arrived from Nazareth, anointed by God with the Holy Spirit, ready for action. He went through the country helping people and healing everyone who was beaten down by the Devil. He was able to do all this because God was with him.

“And we saw it, saw it all, everything he did in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem where they killed him, hung him from a cross. But in three days God had him up, alive, and out where he could be seen. Not everyone saw him—he wasn’t put on public display. Witnesses had been carefully handpicked by God beforehand—us! We were the ones, there to eat and drink with him after he came back from the dead. He commissioned us to announce this in public, to bear solemn witness that he is in fact the One whom God destined as Judge of the living and dead. But we’re not alone in this. Our witness that he is the means to forgiveness of sins is backed up by the witness of all the prophets.”

The hummingbird re-emerges
from the sleep of death.
The Messiah walks right
out of that tomb.

And the women see him.
And the women carry the word.
THEY are the first apostles,
the first witnesses,
the first to share the glory of Easter
with the world.

Go and do likewise!

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Comments

  1. Sandy Hay says:

    Oh Diana. Thank you. I have read along each day and have shared this with 2 friends. God teaches me so much through the incites and words of others, giving me a perspective that can’t be show inn any other way. HAPPY EASTER !!!!

  2. I have so enjoyed the Scripture and your words of illumination throughout this journey. Truly challenged.

    • Thanks so much for letting me know that, Michele. I try to write one of these series every Advent and Lent and I often wonder if anyone makes it all the way through! Glad to know you enjoyed this one.

  3. Amen! He has risen indeed, and we are a thankful and loving people! Thank you, Diana, for your Lenten dedication to writing such inspirational offerings. I missed last week due to much needed vacation downtime, but have relished all the offerings I’ve read. May Easter live in your heart all year long!