Arrival: accomplishment

Jesus said, ‘Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.’ John 11:26-27 Hopefully, when our pilgrimage has ended, we...

Arrival: tranquility

Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live. John 11:25 Once our pilgrimage has ended, our strengthened relationships with God and our fellow human beings are as beautiful as this lake. We are in a...

Arrival: rest

Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day. John 11:24 Arrival may mean rest; yet there are endless journeys to look forward to. Logan Vitalos Trinity Church, Bethlehem

Arrival: knowing

Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ John 11:23 In the distance, the end is in sight. In the journey, we’ve come to know God and ourselves better.   Logan Vitalos Trinity Church, Bethlehem

Arrival: watching

Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.’ John 11:21-22 Watching as the boat sails away… one pilgrimage is over; now, only the future lies ahead. With...