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Tuesday Tidings April 11, 2023

Dearest Members of Bethlehem,

“And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the

men said to them, ‘Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is

not here, but has risen!’” -Luke 24:5

What a powerful moment. The Gospel of Luke indicates that there

were two men in “dazzling apparel” that stood by the disciples. These

men were the ones to assure the disciples that Jesus had been

raised, just as he said he would be. I’m not sure how many Easter sermons have focused on these two men in dazzling apparel, but I am convinced these two are worthy of

our consideration.

Seriously, we pass right over these two messengers and hardly think

about them again. But without them, how long would it have taken for

the disciples to figure out what had happened? Who would have

reminded them of Jesus’ words about his death and resurrection?