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Recognizing the Resurrected Lord
April 17, 2022

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Even after 3 years of ministry, of teaching and witnessing to the promise of God that would lead Jesus to the cross and beyond, the disciples still didn't understand the empty grave. They were frightened when they found the tomb empty. Mary was shocked when Jesus called her name. Yet, for all that we might ask about the church ... for all the "Why, Church?" criticisms we might have to ask, we also have a promise and proclamation to make: THIS is why. Even when we fail, God remains steadfast. Even when we are broken, God offers healing. Even when we don't "get it," God still shows up can calls us by name.