Easter message from ELCJHL Bishop
Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar Delivers a Message of The Resurrection: Radical News of an Empty Tomb
“Scripture tells us these women—who had remained there faithfully through the awful crucifixion and were the first ones at the tomb next morning—were not immediately believed. Their story of an empty tomb and Jesus raised from the dead was considered an “idle tale”.
It was heard as nonsense. It was heard as fiction.
It was heard as merely “women’s chatter.”
This was a sign of the times, and of the culture, that a
woman’s story, no matter how credible, was received as gossip and not as breaking news.
But truly, how different is this from our situation today?”
Click here to read the full Easter message from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar.