Some people will tell you that the universe is nothing but a random collection of matter and energy swirling in space and that human beings are just part of that swirl. It follows from this view that all our opinions about good and evil, love and hate, life and death are ultimately pointless. Is there a point? Fortunately, this bleak view is not true and there is a point to life. The universe is much more than matter and energy swirling around. It is the creation of a loving God who wants us to be happy with him forever. To prove His love, and to save us from our sinful condition, God became man, walked the earth in and around Jerusalem 2000 years ago, died, and rose again from death. That is what we are celebrating during the season of Easter. In this Easter tide period of church reckoning, we recall the numerous “post resurrection appearances” of a risen Lord. Many witnesses attested to this newly resurrected Lord. God now calls all of us (yes, even you and me) to follow Him. How do we do that? We must recognize the ways in which we have failed to do what is right, turn away from that old way of life, and enter into a new life that is focused on God. That is what we are trying to do at St. Barnabas. Do you want to hear about this new life? Do you want to hear about God’s offer of forgiveness for things that you have done or left undone? Come and join us and hear good news!
Later Jesus is made known to His disciples in the breaking of bread.