And Jesus knows this and lays out their future. He sends them forth into the world to preach to all nations that he was the Christ who suffered, died and rose from the dead on the third day, and the repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached in his name to all nations and that they are the witnesses of these things! And filled with the Holy Spirit they are sent forth to tell the world of its salvation!
It is through this Easter miracle that all of us have been raised to new life in Christ, that we gain with Christ immortality because of the love of God who so deeply and passionately loves us, even in the midst of our brokenness and sinfulness! We are the beloved, and this is what we celebrate each Sunday but especially during the Easter Season and we too are sent to spread the good news of Jesus’ resurrection and our salvation!
How do we do that, how do we share God’s amazing and passionate love for each of us with others in our lives, in our families, with our friends, at school, at work, in our neighborhood, our county, our nation and the world? In the face of war and famine, in the midst of political and racial discord and the immigration and refugee crisis, in the middle of family disputes or conflict, how can or do I share or show forth God’s amazing and passionate love for each one of us and for all of creation? What gestures or actions can I make this week that in some way will help someone else discover or feel God’s love for them?