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Acts 2:32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.
Others may recall the fall of the Berlin Wall, highlighted by news images of the concrete slabs that composed the wall being brought down by sledgehammers and the indomitable human spirit. I remember wondering if freedom had a smell, or if the people from East Berlin felt physically different as they crossed into West Berlin. Still others will remember the events of September 11, skyscrapers folding in upon themselves and planes being transformed into missiles.
At Jesus’ resurrection, the disciples have the profound privilege of experiencing Jesus as a creature who has been raised to new life—they bear witness to resurrection. The stories they tell about it change the entire world. We talk easily about political and social events we have witnessed—moments and events that form our sense of the world. How might we, with the same facility as the early church, talk about how we witness the power of Easter in our lives?
MOVING FORWARD: Google images from the global event you recalled. How are the images different than your memory of them?