26 Apr 2 Corinthians 5:16; Hebrews 10:19-22
16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.
19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
It was never unusual for Jesus to tell people not to cling to Him, but rather to go tell others what they had seen and heard. To Mary, He said, “Go to My brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God’.” Friends, we are told to go and testify of what we have seen and heard. He is not in the tomb, He is with His Father in resurrected joy. The life He lived on earth opened for us a whole new relationship with God. His earthly life was just a gateway to a new way that we can experience Him. Jesus is no longer the bearded and sandaled one, He is eternal. His miracles, which are amazing to us, are nothing for Him. He made the sea, what is the big deal for Him to calm the waves? Too many people think of Jesus as the man of the past, but He is the resurrected Lord and Savior of all and at His name, one day, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that He is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Our God and Father. Amen!