Jesus Has Risen
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
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.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
How fortunate were the two Mary’s, to be the first to hear the good news.
That Jesus was risen.
To be able to meet Jesus in the flesh and see Him in his resurrected body.
It was finished and fulfilled, God’s plan for redemption if his list children…man. Jesus had defeated death and in so doing granted us eternal life.
What a act of love for us that He laid his life down to redeem us.
That he sweated drops of blood during his crucifixion and suffered unknown horrors. He was always willing to pay the price.
Now when Jesus was resurrected, Saints who had fallen asleep were resurrected also! Just as a byproduct of the sheer force of that resurrection power!
Jesus continued to appear to and comfort his disciples for 40 days until his ascension.
Lord Jesus, I/we am grateful for your sacrifice. Especially now as we cower in the valley with fear, please guide us, protect us and comfort us.
Be safe, be well, be blessed!
Jesus is Lord and He is the same yesterday, today and forever.