The resurrection is the power of God breaking through the sediment of history, our personal stories and our shared story, to insist that we do not know enough to say what is possible and what is impossible. The resurrection is the earthquake that topples the things we imagine are fixed and unchanging and unearths the dreams we had left for dead. The resurrection is the rallying cry of the generations that came before us, that could never have imagined the lives we are leading, calling out to us, “who are you to give up on the future, when you have already seen what God can do? What God has done!”
Can you imagine a city where Peace patrolled at night, and Righteousness governed by day? Can you imagine a Chicago where violence was unheard of, a city not subdivided into North and South and West — but united by a common salvation, whose neighborhoods were a living paradise?
Texts: Acts 2:14a,22-32 + Psalm 16 + 1 Peter 1:3-9 + John 20:19-31 “When it was evening on that day…” (John 20:19) Do you remember that day? That O Happy Day? I remember that day last week. My heart is still singing and my mind is still reeling from that day. This house was rocking … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, April 27, 2014: Second Sunday of Easter