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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who was imprisoned for fighting against the Nazi regime, wrote in a letter from prison:

It is “through the resurrection of Christ that a new and purifying wind can blow through our present world ...

If a few people really believed that and acted on it in their daily lives, a great deal would be changed. To live in the light of the resurrection — that is what Easter means.”

That wind of resurrection is blowing through our world — can you feel it?

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Listen

Because they were wondering and questioning in the midst of their happiness, he said to them, “Do you have anything to eat?” They gave him a piece of baked fish. Taking it, he ate it in front of them.

Luke 24:41-43

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Think

Today’s scripture contains a poignant moment when the disciples were “wondering and questioning in the midst of their happiness.” You may have experienced a moment like that of the disciples— when you knew you were in a golden moment, but you didn’t fully understand what was happening. You were right in the sweet spot where you were supposed to be, and you were left with a feeling of wonder and amazement.

Such wonder-filled moments are markers of resurrection in our lives. It is in those moments when God is working in us and around us to call forth new life in miraculous ways. When we catch a glimpse of the mysterious activity of God in our world, we can respond with thanks and praise. Those moments are signposts of a God who always calls forth new life and who resurrects us into glorious joy.

Andrew Garnett

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Pray

God, grant me the awareness to recognize the moments when I am struck with wondrous questions in the midst of my joy. I give you thanks for those moments when you are resurrecting my life. Amen.

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Go

As one who has been raised with Christ, go today to witness the resurrection of your own life.

Andrew Garnett

Andrew Garnett is the Minister for Serving Christ at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, hiking, visiting historical sites, and playing board games — and the more complicated the board game, the better!

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