The angel said, “Go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘Jesus has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” Matthew 28:7N.R.S.V.
Some stories need to be told again and again. So it is with the story of Easter, a story that reminds us that we belong to God and that Jesus is out ahead of us, calling us to God’s future, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
As a parish congregation, we do not just come to our church and worship. After we have received the body and blood of Jesus Christ, we are expected to proclaim through our words and actions the love of God on our life. Then, we participate in the mission of Jesus Christ by telling our own stories. Your stories are spiritual testimonies that should inspire people to re-strengthen their faith to God.
Bishop Melissa Skelton wrote: The story of Easter is about this: God’s loyalty and love will never fail. God’s liberating power, as strong as an earthquake, continues to break open every sealed tomb, to lay low every guard posted to keep the lid on, and to vanquish every Empire that would hold us, or others in thrall.
I believe that Easter is about telling our own faith story to people that we meet in our daily lives. The message of the resurrection is that we are called by God to make public the love of Jesus Christ in our journey. Just like the woman in Matthew’s gospel, she was asked by an angel to tell Jesus’ disciples that ‘Jesus has been raised from the dead’ This is my message for you. Go and tell people the name of Jesus Christ! Amen.
Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen Indeed, Alleluia!
The Revd. Louie Engnan
Rector, St. Michael’s, Surrey