Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Glimpse of Sweet Resurrection Reality

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. ~ 1 John 1:1-3, ESV
As with countless other local churches worldwide, our small congregation joined together this morning for corporate worship in celebration of Resurrection Sunday. Following the worship service, some of us met at our small group leaders' home for an afternoon of dinner and fellowship. Not until my husband and I returned home was I touched by something quite profound. The New Testament writers, as seen in such passages as the one above, and witnesses of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ spoke of the very realities we as the Church experience today. The new life inaugurated by His resurrection is the very one in which we live, and in which generations have continued to proclaim "He is risen! He is risen indeed!" Wow...I was blown away by this incredible thought as I returned home from the commotion and fun from the afternoon. His redeeming work has made such fellowship possible--and not just any fellowship, but that which can only be experienced among fellow believers, fellow recipients of His glorious mercy and grace. Below are mere glimpses of this sweet fellowship~

He is risen - He is risen indeed!!

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