Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21, Day 81 - Mark 16

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As has been typical with Mark we get the reader's digest version of the resurrection. But Mark includes this part of the story, just like the other Gospels.  During this past Christmas season our Pastor pointed out that the birth narrative is only included in two Gospels where all four Gospels tell the crucifixion and resurrection narrative. Why? Because it is Jesus death and resurrection that brings us new life.  I think about all the extravagant things we do for Christmas but Easter barely gets a blip.  Is it the enemy's way to  distract us from the important event?  Having read three of the Gospels I'm reminded of what's important. I'm grateful for the Cross.

Enjoy this beautiful arrangement of The Old Rugged Cross


  1. I have a little bit of a different take on Christmas vs. Easter celebrations. I think the churches celebrate both. It is all the commercialism that doesn't take place at Easter - and, I like that. The focus stays on the sacred.

  2. Even in the church, I think the people tend to focus more on Christmas than Easter--Easter's definitely my favorite though! Yes, it's absent the commercialism, which I appreciate. It's in spring, which I love. And just focuses on a side of new life that's even more miraculous than birth!

  3. Mark 16
    9-11 After Jesus came back to life early on Sunday, he appeared first to Mary from Magdala, from whom he had forced out seven demons. She went and told his friends, who were grieving and crying. They didn’t believe her when they heard that he was alive and that she had seen him.
    12,13 Later Jesus appeared to two disciples as they were walking to their home in the country. He did not look as he usually did. They went back and told the others, who did not believe them either.

    While they were with Him, people were brought back to life by Him. They do not believe?