Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is Risen Indeed!

"But very early on Sunday morning the women came to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone covering the entrance had been rolled aside. So they went in, but they couldn't find the body of the Lord Jesus. They were puzzled, trying to think what could have happened to it. Suddenly, two men appeared to them. Then the men asked, "Why are you looking in a tomb for someone who is alive? He isn't here! He has risen from the dead! Don't you remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again the third day?"

Then they remembered that he had said this. So they rushed back to tell his eleven disciples --and everyone else --what had happened." Luke 24, 1-9. NLT

How did these women feel? Trudging to do their duty for their Master's burial rites. Heartbroken. Exhausted. Numb with grief. And then this vision---two strange men. A very strange idea. The beginning of belief. The beginning of understanding. Amazement!

I want to feel their joy. I wish I could see their faces as the realization struck. Praise Praise Praise God!!!

May you feel this amazement and immerse yourself in this joyous truth. Bless you!


diane said...

I know you have had a beautiful day, as I.
How much does God love us, even before we loved Him? For that, I must praise Him.
God Bless you my new friend, and sister in Christ.

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Happy Easter, Chris! I hope you had a wonderful, happy day.

kansasrose said...

Amen! He is risen indeed! xxxooo

Your posts are so joyful.

Angie said...

Iread a book, years ago called "The Greatest Story ever Told"...I think they made a movie from that...but movies are never as good as a book...but that book moved me to tears, constantly. You could "feel" the emotions. The exhaustion, the broken heartedness (just as you talked about here) was incredible. I don't remember ever being so caught up in the emotion of a book before and it not be the Bible. It was also around Easter that I read it. As I sit here thinking was about 24 years ago. Wow. I remembered that far back! Whew!
I am going to plunder my shelves---re-read time.