157. The sound of the trumpet

This time span before the Passion (traditionally called Easter, which we will refer to as The Passion) is important to find depth of meaning in a tradition spanning thousands of years.  A tradition of this kind runs the risk of becoming stale and clichéd, even if the significance of the event it commemorates reverberates over…

139. Go ahead…doubt and ask.

[John 20] The disciples were together in fear (20:19-23). They listened to the sounds of the street, also at night. When would the soldiers come? It was in this state of fearful waiting that they heard Mary knock.  Her familiar female voice prompted them to open for her, hear her incredible news and race to…

138. He does what He said He would do.

[John 20] THE RESURRECTION Christianity as a whole is based on the Resurrection. It was customary to visit the tomb for three days after the burial.  They also believed that the spirit of the person hovered for three days and only then departed.  Thereafter the body would become unrecognizable through decay. For Jesus they could…

120. God in action!

[John 11] What is a miracle? It is an event in the lives of men that can only be explained in supernatural terms. The official definition underlines the mystery aspect of a highly improbable or extraordinary event. As the dictionary puts it: It is a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural…

73. One day to another – no greater contrast ever.

I grew up with Good Friday. I cannot remember all of them well, but I know they were there. For a period of at least twenty five years, Easter weekend was engulfed in a church tradition called camp meeting time – a period of ten days every year when going to church and socializing with…

19. Resurrection light on your path.

What you decide on will be done,     and light will shine on your ways. [Job 22:28] Easter is over. In North America, April is busy. It is the end of the academic year; exams and summer plans are priority. It was, after all, just the usual, annual celebration of the crucifixion. Imagine for a moment…