He has risen! He is not here.

He has risen! He is not here.  Mark 16:6


A Christian should be where Christ is.  If Christ is not here, a Christian should not be here.  That is why no one can find Christ or a Christian in any particular set of rules.  He is not here.  He has left behind the grave clothes, namely worldly justice, wisdom, piety, law, and the like.  You are not to seek him in these things which are to be found on earth… A Christian clings to the One who died and rose again and is no longer here.


Source + Martin Luther’s Easter Book


A Prayer ~


O God, week after week you arise,

gathering your people,

proclaiming your word of life,

feeding us with food that is eternal,

sharing your Spirit,

and renewing the face of the earth.

O God, transform us by this resurrection,

            that we may embrace all that you have made

            and live toward the justice that you intend

            through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.



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