Friday, August 3, 2018

The evidence stands

After I Corinthians 15:3-6, 20-26

A phrase: according to the Scriptures,
a phrase we might ignore or
we’ve seen it so many times we pay
scant attention. But the phrase
stands there, refusing to be ignored,
because it was according to the Scriptures
that he died for our sins, and it was
according to the Scriptures that
he was buried and rose again. Scriptures
were the testimony, the evidence.

And the witnesses: the women
at the tomb, Peter and John and
the eleven as a group, and then
the five hundred. They all saw,
they touched, they were touched,
it was him, not a lookalike
or a poser but him, his voice,
his flesh, his spirit, his heart,
him there among them.

The evidence:
according to the Scriptures,
according to the witnesses.

Photograph by NASA via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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