The Empty Tomb: not closure, but dis-closure by Pastor Salying
In the Gospel of Mark, the resurrection is announced not by a resurrection appearance, but by an empty tomb. Though it offers us no satisfying closure, what it does offer us is something more profound–dis-closure. Pastor Salying considers perceiving the resurrection as an unfolding process of faith in God’s promise in Jesus Christ: nothing separates us from the love of God. Because of this, we already are in unity with God and the dead and the living. This is eternal life. (She considers this reality as it connects with her mother who died this year.) We cannot always believe or understand at first, as those women who went to the tomb that first Easter Sunday. But, Jesus goes ahead of us, clearing the way for us to meet him and be given new life.