Andy takes a closer look at how Mary Magdalene’s experience shows us that hopelessness and grief are not the end of the story, they are latent with a promise of something beyond the here and now.
Time after time, wisdom works in the interruptions of our daily lives.
At the cross in Jesus, God showed Himself to be faithful to us fully and finally. And then in raising Jesus from the dead, God began His work of redemption, renewal, restoration, rescue. In the life of Jesus, God kept His promise as evidence that He’s going do the same thing for all of us, the whole of humanity and the cosmos. And that’s amazing! It’s amazing to think that our pain, hopelessness, and grief are not the end of the story, that God remembers us.
The tender image of God, whose hands that flung stars into space, also wiping tears from our eyes, is hard to accept.
Make it personal:
What do you find ‘hard to accept’ about the God revealed in the Bible?
How does the message of the cross contrast with other approaches to suffering?