The Shock of Easter

Today's Bible reading: Mark 16:1-8

From our perspective - as we look back in faith - we see the resurrection as the logical and glorious highlight of Holy Week: the restoration of paradise lost … the vindication of God’s messianic son.

So, it may come as a bit of a surprise to us to realize that Easter came as quite a “shocker” to Jesus followers – despite having told them numerous times that He would rise from the dead.  The empty tomb didn’t immediately provide answers … it posed problems.  As a matter of fact, Mark’s Gospel basically ends with the women running away from the empty tomb in fear, and not saying anything to anyone!

Prayer:  He is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!