Like Him We Rise (Easter Season 2012)
The New Testament tells us again and again that as we come to know and follow the Risen Christ, we share in his Resurrection. Or, as one hymn celebrates, "Made like him, like him we rise...Ours the Cross, the grave, the skies." In baptism, Jesus' death and resurrection story becomes our story. So this Easter Season, we will be entering into the stories of some of the people who encountered the Risen Christ, and experienced a kind of Resurrection. These stories include people who found themselves in a variety of places on their journey: doubt, grief, shame, hostility, etc. So as we engage these stories, we will be seeking to find where the Risen Christ might be meeting us, and how he might make his Resurrection ours.