Where did Jesus go?

Where did Jesus go? 

Of course many people have wondered where Jesus was during the time his body lay in the tomb, but that is not what I am asking.

Where did Jesus go?

He walked on the earth for many days after his resurrection, and during the time he was not with the disciples, we don’t know where he was, but that is not what I am asking.

Where did Jesus go?

A group of people saw him ascend into heaven when he permanently left the earth in a physical body, but that is not what I am asking.

Where did Jesus go?

Sunday in many congregations people were met with a “He is Risen!” joyous shout.  Women turned to the person beside them and proclaimed the risen Savior.  Men turned to women and said the same thing.  We were all of one accord, and for a brief time, women again could open their mouths to tell the men the good news.

Waking up this morning, the hand is again clamped down upon women’s mouths.  Of course nobody can stop women from telling anybody anything in their private lives, but the church can and has put a stop to what women can do and say inside its doors. 

Where did Jesus go? I would like to ask pastors and congregations where Jesus goes when they block him from Easter to Easter. Because it was Jesus’ own words to the women at the tomb that they are now forbidden to tell. It is the actions of Jesus toward women that preachers will not acknowledge as being significant.

Where did Jesus go? Has he been bound between the pages of the Bible, as a story to be told – or is he Living in our Hearts Today as we sing so boldly each Easter.

If you wonder how we can unbind the words of Jesus and of women, join me at the CBE Houston conference in 3 weeks at the Heights Church of Christ, in Houston Texas.

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About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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One Response to Where did Jesus go?

  1. krwordgazer says:

    Rachel Held Evans has pointed out that if churches want to be true to the biblical symbolism, the one who stands up at the front of the congregation and cries “He is Risen!” should always be a woman. Do you know any churches that have such a tradition? I don’t. And yet churches focus on the 12 apostles being male as reason why the person giving the sermon is always a man.
    Peculiar, isn’t it?

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