He Is Not Here

Rev. Ruth I. Waite April 1, 2018 Easter

Easter Sunday 2018

Mark 16:1-8

Mark begins his story of Jesus with these words: “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”  Mark ends the story in verse 8, “So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.”  The title Mark chose and the last sentence he wrote don’t seem to match up at all—not in any conventional sense of good news whatsoever.  That sounds like the end of the good news…

If we assume that Mark’s original ending was inspired by God, what is the point that Mark is trying to make?  What is God saying to us in these words?


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