The Followers of Jesus as death defying may look as though we will not make it to the end. Ha. The truth is, we live from the end. We live from a day that is already in the hands of a creative God who teaches us to walk through the powers of death because God has already promised us the future that is beyond our ability to see. We trust that as we defy death, life will blossom more and more. We see that life blossom when people are in the middle of that wonderful witness that opposes death (from a hospital bed to a protest movement). Those who see life springing up in the middle of death's power begin to be empowered to also stand up in the face of death and declare that death is not the final word. The Followers of Jesus as death defying attract life and make bits of life expand in the lives of all who look death in the face and live with the attitude that says 'not now death'.
God of New Life and All Hopefulness, let the witness begin again today. Amen.