What WAS it like the moment Jesus rose from the dead and walked out of the tomb made for the dead?
There are many artists’ depictions that try to test our imaginations of this wild and unearthly phenomenon. But yet, it seems no one was there. No one there when Jesus arose from death? No one there to see for themselves this miraculous, inexplicable, world changing event?
An angel was sentry when Mary and then the disciples got to the tomb. But was the angel there to witness this actual re-awakening to life on earth? Or was the angel sent afterwards? Was the angel who comforted Jesus in the Garden just before his arrest with him the whole time — even in death and resurrection? We may never know. But just pondering makes the whole incident seem more real. And more praise worthy.
The early church chose Springtime for the culmination of the somber business of Lent and the wondrous Resurrection to new life when our Redeemer paid it forward for our benefit. What does this mean to you?
What if we could allow ourselves to open up to this gift and let it change how we live out our lives differently? The Church designates this the Easter Season for us to continue to reflect and absorb the Light and the Way now offered to us. The Lord is Risen indeed! Hallelujah!