Tonight our incredibly gracious hosts at Parkway Presbyterian Church provided a wonderful supper for us. It was great to get to meet some of the folks in this vibrant, mission-focused congregation. Our last three days of work have been good and the whole process is a great reminder that almost all the important things we do are done with others and on top of the work of those who came before.
Today's reading Paul moves from talking about Christ's resurrection to talking about our resurrection. Christ was the first to rise from the dead, but we will all be raised at the right time. One day, when Christ returns, we will rise again or be changed into immortality. Death is not a barrier to God's love. We'll be spending some time with this idea on Sunday, so if it's confusing now, hopefully things will be clearer after that. I'm always happy to talk about it with you more after that.