Where Are You, Lord?
“Jesus dies, His followers scatter, and then something happens three days later. What did His disciples see? Did they see nothing? Was it a hoax? Was it hallucination? Whatever it was, we have the disciples of Jesus following their leader to the grave. Many in the early church would also face persecution, torture, and death. Despite intense opposition, it would flourish into a global, 2.2-billion-member following of the present day. And so we return to the same chasm as with time, life, and logic – what are we to do with the unexplained? We can give science and reason more time to uncover natural explanations, or we can consider the miraculous. Will we consider the miraculous? What if the miraculous did happen on that first Easter? What if the resurrection is true? What would it mean? If true, God exists, and Jesus is the Son of God. If true, Jesus defined words like purpose, love, and truth. If true, Jesus died for the sins of humanity. If true, Jesus and God are one. If true, then our God died for us. If true, we now know the character of God.”