His Living Presence
THE EARLIEST REFERENCE to the Resurrection is Saint Paul's, and he makes no mention of an empty tomb at all. But the fact of the matter is that in a way it hardly matters how the body of Jesus came to be missing because in the last analysis what convinced the people that he had risen from the dead was not the absence of his corpse but his living presence. And so it has been ever since. Frederick Buechner The Faces of Jesus
Dear Frederick Buechner...for most of my adult life he has been putting into words so succinctly what I was thinking but could not say myself. Again I ask...where have you, do you, did you, will you, might you see the living real presence of Christ?