Along with other bloggers, I was recently asked to respond to this question in 100 words or less. Here’s what I wrote:
My husband threw a handful of crackers across the room. He was angry.
My daughter threw her arms out wide and said, “Tada!” She was proud.
My son’s tears rolled down his cheeks. He was sad.
The physical expression made the feeling real.
I can’t believe in Jesus’ resurrection unless it was physical, unless it was an act of God’s power affirming Jesus in his full humanity, as an integrated being, body, mind, and spirit. The resurrection was more than physical, but the physical made it real.
God raised Jesus from the dead. God rejoiced. And so do I.
Read other bloggers responses by clicking here (and do click–the first response, by Kara Root, is gorgeous and haunting).