Eastertide is a season of miracles. The resurrection of Jesus is followed by stories of miraculous healing at the hands of Peter and Paul and their shadows and handkerchiefs. Easter doesn’t look like that anymore. What are we to do with these stories? They are stories of power. They tell a story of possibility. They tell us that the power resident in Jesus extends through him to his disciples. It is the work of the disciples to use the gift God has given them to bring healing to the church and the world. Jesus did not give us the miraculous tool kit we see in Acts. The healing we bring will look different. But we are no less sent to do the work of healing, restoration and reconciliation to the God of the joyful psalm on our way to the final resurrection of the epistle.
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