“He had loved so much, He had given so much, He had done so much, and nobody understood. As far as we can tell, He died utterly forlorn and utterly alone.” These words express so well the way the disciples must have been feeling immediately after Jesus’ execution. They had been so filled with hope. They had left everything — their security, their families, the job they knew for a job they didn’t know — because they had experienced the Presence of God in and through Jesus. And then Good Friday, and they were wiped out — emotionally and spiritually wiped out. The power of evil had seemed to conquer, contradicting everything Jesus had said about the power of good. And then, and then came the dawn of the first Easter. Can you feel what they must have felt? To go to the tomb and find it empty: “The Lord has been taken from the tomb” (Jn. 20:2). Then, as the day moved on, to…
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