Apr 21, 2019 | Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud
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In a visual account of Jesus’ life using only Words from the Gospel called The Visual Bible, director Regardt van den Bergh depicts Jesus walking from the empty tomb to meet the disciples in a truly memorable way. The Resurrected Christ leaves the women at the tomb and begins walking in fast stride with a large, joyous smile upon his face. The scene reflects how God’s long-awaited plan of redemption unfolding in Jesus Christ sparked joy in the heart of God.
Easter crosses us over a bridge from death to new life, from despair to hope, from captivity to freedom, from mourning to joy and so much more. As you
celebrate today, reflect upon ways that you can more fully receive the gifts of Easter, not just for today, but as you face each day. Where does God ask you to cross over and understand a larger plan at work? Where should you look to Christ’s work upon the cross and see your own healing and/or call to new life? Counselor and author Craig D. Lounsbrough asserts, “Easter is a time where we are reminded that conclusions in man's mind are beginnings in God's plan.” What is God beginning anew with you on this Easter Sunday?