Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter 2010

It's Easter Morning! The first day of the new week. The first fruits of resurrection have sprung forth in glory, the dead have risen for the grave cannot contain the God of all creation. The powers and the principalities have been defeated and Christ, the crucified, reigns from a wooden throne. We have been set to the start again of the mission of bearing God's image for which we were created. Where powers seek more power, where principalities coerce and oppress, and where death claims sovereignty we remind the world that God reigns and that suffering, oppression, and all systems of violence have done their worst and have come up short. Because God has met us in our lowest places, even on a cross, we stand with the oppressed and we speak out with those whose voices have been silenced, looking all the while toward resurrection and vindication.

The tomb of death has been opened to a garden of life. And all of creation is invited to celebrate!

...Rob Bell's take on resurrection is nothing short of inspiring...

Resurrection: Rob Bell from The Work of Rob Bell on Vimeo.

5 comments:

Kay said...

Hi Wes!

I just watched Bell's video over at Experimental Theology. I loved all of it, but especially appreciated his point (that he has made in his books) that "We all believe something." We can choose what to believe and let it mold our lives and actions.

Kay said...

I'm confused. I swear I left a comment earlier, but now I can't find it. Did you delete it or is it in moderation?

WES ELLIS said...

Kay,
I got two comments on my screen... The first one is about "...We can choose what to believe and let it mold our lives and actions."

Great thoughts! Thanks!

Kay said...

I'm afraid to ask if there are still two comments there. :-D I only see one.

It's weird though, because neither of them were there. My hubby was sitting right here next to me and he saw that they were not there and that there was a bit scary blogger error message. Guess they got it rectified.

WES ELLIS said...

Kay,
well... actually, now there's just the one. The first comment is gone. How strange.