I use the word journey because resurrection is what I experience after walking through Lent and the passion and the waiting.
It is a journey of strength because like Christ there are times in my life when I have to walk to the cross.
It is a journey of vulnerability because like Christ there are times when I am stripped naked of my human limitations.
It is a journey of hope because unlike Christ I can too easily forget the light – light of hope that sustains me in the darkness of the tomb until I can roll away the stone.
For me the resurrection is a journey beyond Easter; a journey of life; a journey shared.
The resurrection is also about relationship – it is relationship. And as soon as I name the resurrection as relationship, it is no longer, “for me”. It is beyond me. It is about “us” and “all”.
It is no longer about me experiencing the resurrection. It is about witnessing the resurrection in others, journeying to the cross with someone else, standing at the foot of the cross and weeping at the tomb.
It is about holding onto the light for someone when they are unable to do so and about helping to roll away stones.
And in the early light of morning, it’s about having the privilege of standing in the garden and celebrating new life in Christ.
Jenni Farquhar lives in Emerald and is currently a Lay Ministry Worker in the Northern Coalfields (Dysart and Moranbah)
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