The promise and good news of Easter isn’t about what God has done, it’s about what God is still doing. It’s about God’s replicated grace, unending, and unmatched. He is risen!
The disciples were losing hope of Jesus’ future after a successful start to the week, which began with shouts of Hosanna! But in the breaking and pouring of a jar of alabaster over the head of Christ, the week begins to shift.
Jesus says do NOT resist an evil doer? Should we then sit idly by as evil runs rampant around the world? Hardly. What did Jesus really mean?
When Paul writes, “nothing in all of creation can separate us from the love of God,” it means that in our strange human activity and creativity, we can’t even separate ourselves from the love of God.
We sit in wonder of the same things as the people of Israel who were scattered in exile: for truly as a people – as a nation and as a community – we are broken and we are yearning for a new promise of hope.