Reflection: Resurrection Sunday
“NO EASTER EGGS ANYWHERE! Are you kidding me!??!?!?!?!”
As a young exchange student living in Indonesia I was shocked to discover that Easter Eggs were not…for…sale…anywhere!
Once I got over the shock and bewilderment (mind you, some 30+ shops later), my brain was able to embrace a new and better tradition.
Instead of exchanging chocolate, on Easter Sunday in Indonesia, the church goes to a garden to plant something new, alive and living. It was profoundly meaningful symbol of the resurrection.
I’m thankful the women are shocked and amazed by the empty tomb. It’s clear the implications of Jesus’ resurrection, this new beginning, are still unfolding for them. If I’m honest, I think I’m still figuring out what it means for me too.
(How) has the Resurrection actually changed the way you live?
Prayer: Dear God, we praise you that King Jesus is risen. He’s alive. Amen.
(PS: It’s no surprise all this took place in a garden (see John 19:41). I wonder what other garden God was alluding to…)