Original Posting At http://sandpipersthoughts.blogspot.com/2018/03/expecting-resurrection.html
Last week, I wrote about Abram and Sarai (renamed Abraham and Sarah) who laughed when the angel told them they would have a son and be the beginning of a multitude.
In his study, Harnish says that when the women went to the tomb to care for Jesus’ body, they didn’t expect to find a resurrection. They never thought to see a risen Christ. They only worried about the stone, and how to roll it away.
Again, we are on this side of the story, and we know what happened, so our surprise when (in Mark 16) they see a man in a white robe sitting on a rock, and no corpse in site, is dulled. We aren’t surprised. We aren’t shocked. They are, but we miss it, because God isn’t surprising us.
Has our lack of anticipation dulled us to the presence of God in lives? Where is God working? Do we see it? We we believe we will ever see it? Is it something reserved only for the women who come to the tomb? Or do we ever open our eyes to the possibility of resurrection in our every day lives?