4/07/2014

what's next?

Saturday April 19th, Matthew 27: After sundown, the high priests and Pharisees arranged a meeting with Pilate. They said, "Sir, we just remembered that that liar announced while he was still alive, "After three days I will be raised.' We've got to get that tomb sealed until the third day. There's a good chance his disciples will come and steal the corpse and then go around saying, "He's risen from the dead.' Then we'll be worse off than before, the final deceit surpassing the first." Pilate told them, "You will have a guard. Go ahead and secure it the best you can." So they went out and secured the tomb, sealing the stone and posting guards.  Not understanding the power of God, we think only of the human quest for power.  In the human power equation there is manipulation and sleight of hand.  In the human equation there is concern for what is in it for me.  In the God side there is hope for a future for this creation called good, there is forgiveness, and there is a calling to treat one another as we would our own flesh and blood.  The King of the Jews was buried in that tomb and the powers that be assumed that hope and a longing for the freedom that comes with forgiveness and welcoming one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, was buried there also.  What happens next is for all of creation called good to see.  

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