living the resurrection:day three

[Read & meditate on Mark 16. Think back to the invitation to be a disciple. If Jesus can conquer death, what does that mean for his disciples?]

To be a disciple is to become like the rabbi, to one day do what the rabbi does. If Jesus walks on the water, good disciples should be able to walk with him. If he loves the ones who abuse him or reject him, his disciples can and should do the same. If he can beat death, so can his disciples. Death can’t take our real lives. It can take our bodies, but not our souls. This should give me strength and encouragement. It should give me courage and remind me that my confidence needs to be placed securely in Jesus, who leads the way.