28 April 2019
When Jesus was raised from the dead, he was not the same as he had been before. There was another dimension to him. When he accepted the journey to the cross, he put aside his divinity so that he could die as a human. He suffered pain, and didn’t ask angels to deliver him from it. He died just like any other human would. But Jesus was not only fully human, but fully divine. We can see this in what happened after his resurrection. He appeared in the midst of the disciples, even though the door was locked. He had taken up his supernatural, his divine self, and the rules of physics wouldn’t get in the way of him being where he needed to be. Continue reading
Wars and rumours of wars. Sounds like the news last night doesn’t it? Actually the news last night was full of Anzac day coverage. We have an interesting juxtaposition at this time of year – we are celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, once and for all time, and yet, we are commemorating those who have died in battle.
Wars and rumours of wars. These things are always with us. You would think that by now, in the 21st century, human beings would have found another way to reconcile their differences other than annihilating one another, but no, war has always been a distressing part of the human condition. And yet, He is risen, Alleluia, He is risen indeed, alleluia! Continue reading