Acts 10:34,37-43; Psalms 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9
Someone has said, the Resurrection is not only the Good News, it is the best news imaginable.
And so, as a community of believers in the resurrection promise that death does not have the last word, we gather on this Easter Sunday to celebrate the best news imaginable!
We gather today to acknowledge that our Lord’s resurrection makes it impossible for man’s story to end in chaos — it must move inexorably toward the light, toward life, toward love.
A Sunday School teacher quizzed her class of kindergartners on what they had learned up to that point about the “Creation Story.”
“What did God make the first day?” she asked.
“Light,” one little boy answered.
“And what about the second day?” the teacher continued.
Again came a satisfactory answer from a little girl.
“And what happened on the third day?” the teacher quizzed.
From the back of the room, a little lad beaming with excitement exclaimed, “He raised from the dead!”