On Easter Sunday one of the things I did was read through the accounts of the resurrection in all four gospels. I wonder how long it has been since I did that. I would recommend it. It was startling how each account differed in a lot of details. That is mostly easy to explain because each was written by different persons to different audiences. Imagine if everyone at dinner had written an account of that meal and all the different viewpoints that would emerge.
One thing they all agreed on with no compromise: Jesus had risen from the dead. They went out of their way to emphasize that is was not just a spiritual awakening but a physical resurrection. It brings to mind Paul’s ringing statement,
(1Co 15:55 KJV) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?Something to keep in mind as we live on in troubling times.
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