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!