On Sunday we celebrate Easter, the day of Jesus’s resurrection. To mark the occasion, our global ambassador, Joe DiCarlo, reflects on Matthew 28:1 – 6. It’s his favorite passage where people are invited to “come and see” Jesus as who he truly is: the Son of God. The invitation to “come and see” who God is extends to all of us, no matter the season. At Medical Teams, we’re inspired by this season of resurrection and renewal. The reality is that our work is often challenging. There are times when providing life-saving care in the midst of disease and disaster can feel hopeless. That’s when we return to the miracle of Easter and our faiths to sustain us. Easter is one important time we are reminded to “come and see” the sustaining love of Jesus.

Read on to hear more from Joe, and Happy Easter!

Come and see how God wins

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In Tanzania, a faithful congregant reads from the Bible. Photo by Suhaila Stanthon Thawer.

I love spring. It’s the time of year when I squint my eyes to see through the bright sun, something I haven’t seen in months. It’s when the trees and flowers bloom and fill the air with sweet aromas luring me outside to marvel at God’s creation as a form of worship. I love spring because it’s a season of renewal and new life after a long, cold winter.

Spring is also the time of Easter. While often our picture of Easter is a basket filled with fake grass, chocolate bunnies, painted eggs, and jellybeans, in fact, Easter is the most important day on the Christian calendar. It is the day when Christians all over the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Why is the resurrection so important for Christians? Because to the followers of Jesus, the resurrection is the core foundation of the Christian faith. It is the belief that Jesus was risen on the third day after His death on the cross, fulfilling the prophecies found throughout the Old Testament. In conquering sin and death itself with the resurrection, Jesus offered forgiveness and redemption for our lives and the world.

Celebrating Jesus’s resurrection

Throughout the New Testament, people are invited to “come and see” this Jesus of Nazareth — someone who miraculously healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, and fed the poor, confirming he is truly the Son of God. My favorite “come and see” passage is in Matthew 28:1-6, when three days after Jesus’s death on the cross, Mary Magdalene and another Mary went to the tomb where Jesus was buried. The large stone in front of the entrance of the tomb was rolled away and the women saw an angel appearing like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

The angel said to the women,

“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”

Are you looking for Jesus this Easter? The invitation to “come and see” is also extended to all of us. On this Easter celebration, let us consider this resurrected Jesus in our lives. Let’s come and see to get to know Him and believe in Him as Savior, Redeemer, and Friend.


Happy Resurrection Day!

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Joe DiCarlo

As global ambassador at Medical Teams, Joe elevates the significance of faith in our organization. He ensures our Christian identity permeates throughout all we do. He also promotes the spiritual growth and well-being of staff and volunteers, and represents the organization to external audiences.