I’ve typed and erased, saved and deleted … but today’s post has not come easily. Words have proven inadequate, photos insufficient. My heart remains heavy from the weight of His sacrifice, from the depth of my unworthiness, from the gratitude for life through Him.
I read the end of all the gospels this morning. So many responses to the Risen Lord … disbelief, wonder, oblivion, obedience. I wonder today … What now? What will I do with the lessons learned in my silence? What results from the gratitude and joy of knowing His resurrection?
It’s Monday. And I am not a disciple called to stay in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit comes upon me. He hasn’t told me to wait. But He has given instructions:
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:15-16, 19 ESV
The answer to, “What now?” … simple. Go and proclaim.
Our response to the message of the Cross and the glory of the empty tomb must be to live it out and invite others to live it out with us.
He is risen … what will you do with that truth? What now?