Beloved members and friends of St.Barnabas IELC,
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5). This was the right question that the angel of the Lord asked those women. In normal situations no human being who look for the dead among the living. So it is logical that we should not look for the living among the dead? That is the question the angels posed to the women who came to Jesus’ tomb that first Easter morning.
In this 21st century there are still many people who are looking for Jesus among the dead. Think of scholars who study the words of Jesus and the gospel manuscripts at faculties of theology in many Universities who do not believe in Christ’s resurrection. Even as I am writing this message there many archaeologists who have been and are still trying to find Jesus’ body and bones in the tomb in the Holy Land although the results that they get year after year is empty tomb. They are looking for Jesus among the dead. The truth is that if they continue looking for Jesus among the dead they will never find him. He is not there. He is risen Hallelujah.
If you are looking for him, then look for him in the Holy Scriptures and the Sacrament of the Holy Communion where His body and blood.