Rev. William Willimon said in reference to the resurrection, “A dead body got loose.”
I love it.
Not only did a dead body get loose, but the only body to walk out of the grave.
Have you spent time thinking about the resurrection lately? I have. Maybe because it’s springtime and all the blossoms and tender green shoots are shouting at me. It’s God social media to a dying world.
I was on a hike last week surrounded by brilliant blue skies, a gurgling creek, and trees bursting with new life.
I found myself looking around at the breathtaking scenery, taking in the magnificence of God’s handiwork. Who but God could have designed green and blue and yellow and put them together.
I stumbled across a baby rattle snake with skin that rivaled anything in today’s fashion styles.
And yet most of my fellow hikers were plugged into their headsets with their eyes on the ground.
The outdoors is speaking God’s message for all to hear.
There’s life to be embraced in the one who got away from death.
As C. S. Lewis put it, “Christianity is a world that is a great sculptor’s shop. We are the statues and there is a rumor going around the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.”
Look up and think about that today.
Talk to me.