A final thought from Clarence Johnson’s Inconvenient Gospel.
This one is about the resurrection as God’s emphatic insistence on dwelling among us and not allowing humanity’s rejection to be the final word.


blockquote>So on the morning of the resurrection, God put life in the present tense, not in the future. He gave us not a promise, but a presence. Not a hope for the future, but power for the present. Not so much the assurance that we shall live someday, but that he is risen today. Jesus’ resurrection is not to convince the incredulous, nor to reassure the fearful, but to enkindle the believers. The proof that God raised Jesus from the dead is not the empty tomb, but the full hearts of his transformed disciples. The crowning evidence that he lives is not a vacant grave, but a Spirit-filled fellowship. Not a rolled-away stone, but a carried-away church. We are the evidence of the resurrection. Look at what he has done to us and is doing through us.

Clarence Jordan, The Inconvenient Gospel, Plough Publishing House, 2022, pg. 110.

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