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passage of Scripture from the book of Hebrews came to mind:

“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things — so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
It was Resurrection Sunday – when we celebrate and remember the physical resurrection of Jesus. I began wondering if we really believe in the resurrection of Jesus – or if we just like the idea of his resurrection as mere symbolism. Many of us seem to live as if he is still in the grave – or maybe we think he is still caught inbetween the pages of the Bible. That is one of the reasons I hate attending some church services – they make me think of what the angels told the women at Jesus’ tomb: “Why do you seek the Living One among the dead?” As these thoughts rolled through my head I started up the computer and scanned the typical news websites I like to read. The headlines paraded across my view – it was like watching an epic action flick. I clicked through several links until I came to one particularly interesting article: “Tech Titans’ Latest Project: Defy Death“. I knew about the transhumanism movement but this pining for immortality by wealthy tech moguls seemed especially contrasting on a day when we focus on Jesus who said: “I am the resurrection and the life” “I guess we never learn – the Tower of Babel is alive and well”, I said to myself. I pulled out my journal and began writing: “More and more I get the feeling that I need to brace myself for the shaking. Lord, keep me awake and aware of what You are doing in the earth”. I set down my pen and shuffled to the kitchen as a mockingbird’s song pierced the predawn darkness.]]>