The point of the Resurrection is not that Jesus has gone to heaven and if we stay faithful for the rest of our lives, we will see him there after we die. The promise is not simply a new life that awaits us after death but a new life that begins right now, and death can never defeat it. We live now in ways that bear witness to the way this world will be when God’s kingdom comes and God’s will is done on earth as it is already done in heaven. In the aftermath of the Easter earthquake, we live now in the power of the risen Christ.
—James A. Harnish, Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
—Matthew 28:10, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
And he shall reign for ever and ever.
King of kings forever and ever!
And Lord of lords forever and ever!
From Messiah by George Frideric Handel et al., 1685–1759.
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