There is always a lot of life in and around a river. Even in an arid area like Egypt, you will find life, both vegetative and animal, along the banks of the Nile River. And backpackers know that all rivers and streams are important sources for water and are vitally important for survival. Interestingly, and instructively, our Lord Jesus likens the gift and sending of the Holy Spirit as rivers of living water...
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“Reopening” is the term most often used as the shut down and stay at home orders are rescinding. But I hesitate to use that term for our mission post as a church. We did not close down! We did, however, follow the guidelines and orders of our elected officials and the medical advice of our county. So there was a break in our normal routine.
The Scriptures clearly teach what we confess nearly every Sunday in the Creed, “He will come again to judge the living and the dead.” I speak of the return of Christ, or what has been referred to as “The Second Coming of Christ.”
Our Lord shepherds his people as He guides and looks after his flock.
The Resurrection means forgiveness. And forgiveness means life and salvation.
Of all the resurrection appearances in the Gospels, I think our Lord’s appearance to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24 is my favorite. This encounter was yet on the Day of Resurrection.