Station 8: Resurrection
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to pay homage at Jesus’ tomb only to find that he wasn’t there; He had risen. The wind that moves these wind sculptures reminds us of the invisible power and presence of God’s Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. That same power and presence of God raises and brings new life to our deadened hearts and lives both here and now and eternally.
“Because I live you shall live also.” John 14:19
Now may the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make you complete in everything good so that you may do his will, working among us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21
Easter’s promise is that the worst thing is never the last thing. Where in your past, present and future does that truth offer you hope?
Ask God to bring life and resurrection to any of the dead places in your life. Thank God that your worst moments have been overcome by his resurrected life and even your death (or the death of those you love) is enveloped by his eternal presence and life.
About the Art
Internationally renowned sculptor Lyman Whitaker is widely respected for his sophisticated Wind Sculptures. Lyman dedicates his work to the wind and weather. He hopes above all that his sculptures will inspire love for our earth’s thin, moving layer of air – it warms us, gives us breath, sustains our being.