If my thoughts were more profound I would share them here. As it is, I am sometimes overwhelmed by the simplicity of the gospel, yet awed by the complexities that it contains. This is one of those times. So I offer a few words of others for reflection on the resurrection.
“Christianity is not merely a religion that was marketed well with just the right political spin by gifted writers. It is a living, breathing, ongoing conversation between God, humanity and all creation empowered by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
(William J. Carl, Living Pulpit, March 1998, p.6)"Some religions, both ancient and modern, require no historical basis, for they depend upon ideas rather than events. Christianity is not one of these.” (A Short Life of Christ by E. F. Harrison, 1968)
“In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction.”
“Jesus Christ alive from the dead is the answer to all the broken dreams, the collapsed hopes of your life and mine, the pressures that we feel from day to day, the sense of our failure and the inability to perform as we would like to perform.”
(Ray Stedman, The Living Hope, March 1976)