In the weeks after Easter, church services tend to consider the reactions of people who met the resurrected Jesus. Last week it was disciples cowering in the Upper Room and Doubting Thomas a week later. This week it is two disciples on the road to Emmaus. All of them were left with a resurrection story to tell to their family and friends.
The Gospels, the stories of the life of earthly life of Jesus, are full of accounts of people who met Jesus and he performed a miracle; he touched their lives in such a way that those lives were radically transformed. He healed a bleeding woman. He cleansed a leper. He lifted up a prostitute. He dined with a tax collector. He healed a blind man. Countless stories of transformation. And each of those people had their own resurrection story: how their life was changed as they experienced their own resurrection.
One resource that I like to use to prepare the worship services at KUC has “Take home ideas” for each week. This week it asks three questions that caught my attention:
• Having heard today’s reflection, ask yourself: ‘What is your resurrection story?’
• Has your life been changed by the hope and joy found in the resurrection of Jesus? If so, how?
• Why not share your story with a friend or someone within the ministry of your congregation?
Blessings for the coming week, Michael