I Have Seen the Lord

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord" – John 20:18. 


It’s the day after Easter.  And there will be a year of days before the next Easter.  Yesterday we boldly proclaimed in our worship service “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!”  But what about today?  Am I boldly proclaiming that Christ is risen today in my thoughts, words and actions?   Can I be like Mary telling others that I have seen the Lord?


I realize it’s not so much what I do on Easter, even though magic re-lighting candles are a fun way to show that the Light of the World can’t be put out.   But, it’s what I do the rest of my days to let others know that I have seen the Lord.   Am I living in such a way that shows I believe Jesus is alive?  Hmmm…deep question.


Maybe it comes down to this: Realizing that I’m not going to save the world, Jesus already did.  How can I find out what Jesus is doing (WIJD) and joining him.   It’s acting with hope and love instead being bogged down in fear and despair.  It’s sharing Jesus’ love with people I might not choose to love.  It’s recognizing the Jesus in others and understanding how much Jesus is doing for me.


I think it’s one of the big reasons I like to hang out with kids.  Jesus said a number of times that having the faith, joy and wonder of a child is the way to really be in God’s Kingdom here and now.  Jesus is there with the kids.  If you want to say “I have seen the Lord”, I invite you to join me!


May you see the Lord this week,



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1. Kim wrote:
I see lots of people living like they believe in Easter at God's Grace -- welcoming the stranger on Sunday morning -- serving at Open Door and Gathering Place and Paris Elementary and even in Haiti-- and defying fear and uncertainty to give generously ($626,000 is an awesome place to start!!) so God's Grace can engage more and more people in living like they believe in Easter! It's exciting to be part of a ministry that is so ALIVE with everything Jesus is all about.

Wed, April 15, 2009 @ 9:23 AM

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