Easter Quotes: Ann Voskamp – Easter Monday Faith

Sun’s rising after Resurrection Sunday on a Monday world where everything’s changed…

Easter Monday faith believes that in impossible darks, impossible light sparks.

Easter Monday faith believes that the tomb places of our life, are but womb places for new life.

Easter Monday faith believes that Christ tenderly takes our doubts — and says touch my scars

This faith believes in stones that roll, in grave clothes that fall, in an Easter people who sing hard hallelujahs … because we believe in resurrections always coming.

— Ann Voskamp, from her 2011 blog entry “What an Easter Faith Looks Like

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This challenges me.. Do I REALLY believe the resurrection brings impossible light into our dark world?  Am I expecting Christ to change the reality of this world and make everything different, or do I somehow expect everything to continue as is, as if He has not been raised.  Father grant me fresh eyes of faith to see Christ’s resurrection power at work in Your Church and Your people, to know that all of Your promises are Yes and Amen in Christ.

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 1Cor 15:20-22 (NIV) But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

2 Cor 1:20a (NIV)  For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ…

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