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We think up is fantastic. We want up. We worship up – especially when it coincides with our stock, our reputation, our health, our followership, our income – and all the other things we want to see grow up and thrive… like our kids. Jesus’ UP side of His horrible DOWN was astounding. Literally, unbelievable – even by those who knew Him best. And it was kinda understated – not like fire from a volcano. It was little sightings from here, then from there… hints. But the UP never went back down. To those who loved Him and watched Him die – it was vindication for staying in the game – even when it got really difficult to believe.
Funny, isn’t it? In a strange way – it’s still a little hidden. It’s unmistakable with history in two big chunks. How history has been re-written by those who have known Him, believed in Him and loved as He said to love. His resurrection is still in some ways quite subtle. It’s obvious – but still requires faith. And Jesus still asks the same question; Do you trust me? WILL you trust me  now and forever? See, the down side of following Jesus,  even though He defied death, split history and changed the world – is that it will never be easy!