April 27, 2014

What Jesus Didn’t Say

Passage: Acts 2:22-32,1 Peter 1:3-9,John 20:19-31

“Blessed are those who have not seen yet believe.”  The bold, good news of Easter: Death could not hold Jesus in its power!  But like Thomas and the other disciples, and like the readers of 1 Peter, we live in the midst of trials and suffering, doubt and fear.  Jesus’ resurrection invites us to a resilient, specially blessed faith that goes beyond where doubt, fear, suffering, even death leave off.  Today’s lessons proclaim that resurrected life is not only Jesus’ but our own. He breathes his Spirit upon us, so we may have peace.