A Brief Easter Sabbatical Thought

The New Testament scriptures seem to give great credence to the primacy of the cross.  After all,  the apostle Paul said in 1 Cor. 2.2, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”  And while I wish to take nothing from the glory and importance of the cross, is it possible that the Church has undervalued the empty tomb?   As churches fill tomorrow morning with folks who who rarely frequent the public worship of the body of Christ, do they implicitly know something about the power of a risen Savior that many of us ‘regulars’ have allowed to slip off our radars?  Think about it. If we read the book of Acts, we read how the apostles primarily preached about the resurrection, not the cross.  And the saints began meeting on the first day of the week not the sixth.  Why was our weekly Sabbath moved to Sunday to commemorate the resurrection rather than moved to Friday to commemorate the crucifixion?  These questions are all too great for this man.  But one thing that I do know is that it is a glorious and powerful thing to be able to cry out with joy with all the saints, “He is risen!  He is risen indeed!”

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