Because you see, we are the eyewitnesses. No one’s going to put together enough circumstantial evidence to convince this cynical world that God exists. It’s got to be you and me and the whole family of God who take our little glimpses of God and the resurrection, our joyous disbelief and go out from Jerusalem and Granville, and Columbus, wherever we hang our hats, to tell the story, to live with our convictions instead of our anxieties, to live with the excitement of the resurrection. We can’t wait for all our doubts to be calmed and all our fears to be worked out. We’ve received God’s word and the way ahead of each of us is full of possibilities.
Our challenge as Christians, our challenge as the church is to keep our eyes open for those resurrection moments, and to shake off any temptation to travel the same ground over and over again with the predictability of a lawn mower. Dream of motorcycles. Cut new roads, and take this old baby out, give her some gas and just see what she can do.