Friday thoughts on the miracle of the Resurrection

220px-Noel-coypel-the-resurrection-of-christ-1700 Jesus was made new that we might be made new, participating in a thousand acts of newness, of new life in Christ: 

In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:  ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”  Then they remembered his words. -Luke 24:5-8

From poet John Updike:

Let us not mock God with metaphor, analogy, sidestepping, transcendence; making of the event a parable, a sign painted in the faded credulity of earlier ages: let us walk through the door.

Let us not seek to make it less monstrous, for our own convenience, our own sense of beauty, lest, awakened in one unthinkable hour, we are embarrassed by the miracle, and crushed by remonstrance.

He is risen, just as he said. Now, GO TELL.

How about you? In what ways is Jesus making you new?