Easter lessons in the desert

With his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that the concept of finiteness can be overcome.

As I walked through the desert, I gained a new perspective on Easter and resurrection.

One way to view Easter and Jesus’ resurrection is from an aspect of loss and gain. Jesus’ crucifixion was a terrible loss for his disciples and other followers, but his subsequent resurrection and ascension meant that the disciples gained a new understanding of Christ. This understanding moved them away from relying on a person and toward a perception of the truth of being: that life is spiritual and eternal and is at no time determined by the flesh. 

The disciples became more capable of mastering all sorts of problems, as evidenced by their healing works related in the Bible book “The Acts of the Apostles.” A material belief in Jesus as the liberator had given way to a grasp of the fact that the eternal liberator, Christ, is forever present to redeem and heal.

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