Has the world stopped to watch Man Utd vs Real Madrid?
Well, only if it has a ticket to the match, a subscription to a company like Sky, or the ability to see it when listening to the radio.
It is perhaps not surprising that the managers of the teams think that the football world is the whole world. For them this may be the case.
There aren’t many things that are truly global, though Coca Cola is probably one of the nearest things. Who’d have thought it!
So is the resurrection a global event? It had very few witnesses, and even then they didn’t see it happen. They saw an empty tomb, but went on to experience the
risen Jesus. As have we, through the Holy Sprit. You can think you have, but the real thing does happen, and you know it when it has.
So, because the resurrection, even though it occurred 2000 years ago, can be experienced by anyone anywhere, through encountering the risen Christ, it is actually the only truly global event.
And all things will be brought together in Christ. The global event of redemption concluded. Then all people will know what the real thing actually was.