Reading: John 21: 1-19
As I’ve mentioned before, this Lenten season I’ve really had the opportunity to look at our Sunday gospel texts and have been amazed at the encounters Jesus has with such different people. As I think back over this Lenten season, I think of
And now, in this text, Jesus goes back and eats with Lazarus’ family. And Judas is there. When you think about it, what strange bedfellows!
We’ve met many interesting characters in the last six weeks. And now, we begin this Holy Week journey, lurching closer to the cross and then to the empty tomb. We’ll meet many more characters in these coming days as we approach the resurrection.
In verse 17 or our reading today, we hear these words: “So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify.” It is my belief that we are also one of those characters of this Holy Week drama. After all, we are one of those who shout, “Crucify him, crucify him,” because it is our sins that put Jesus on that tree.
But we are also one of those who believe in the resurrection. And, we must also continue to testify to that good news, not only during Holy Week, but all the days of our lives. –Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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