Monday, March 26, 2018

The Tomb Was Empty!

The T-shirt you see in this picture, which I wore yesterday with my clerical collar, says: “Spoiler Alert: The Tomb Was Empty...Luke 24:24”

When my colleague, Pastor Jody Becker, posted pics of shirts with this saying printed on them, I hurried to Amazon and ordered one.

During this Holy Week, we remember that Jesus suffered, died, AND rose again to atone for our sins and to open eternity with God to all who believe in Him! (Thanks to Living Water disciple Dave B. for snapping the picture between yesterday's worship services.)

By the way, I invite you to read Luke 24:24 and consider this: The first people to whom the Easter message was first entrusted and the first ones to preach the Easter good news were women.

Jesus is always turning the way this fallen world does things upside down. That’s because life in His kingdom is unconstrained by this world's sins and evil ways. He is the way to a life with God that lets all of us—female or male, Jew or Gentile, slave or free—become everything God intends for us to be, children of God made over in the image of Christ through faith in Christ.

Be sure to celebrate all the special days of Holy Week this week!

[I'm the pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio.]

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