Matthew 28:1-7 (NASB)
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. 6 He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. 7 Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”
He is risen!
Those three words changed everything!
We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior once a year, but that’s not enough! Those words should be celebrated in how we live our lives every day. How we live and interact with others should reflect this one event! People should look at us and ask, “Why are you the way you are?” And what should our response be? We should boldly say, “Jesus has changed my life!” The fact is this, our sins were nailed to the cross with Jesus! He has forgiven us and wants us to live like we are forgiven!
What does it look like to live like we are forgiven? Will life always be full of sunshine and roses? Will all my problems and struggles totally go away? NO! But we will have a different perspective. A perspective that looks to the risen Lord first and then allows Him help put our struggles in their place.
He is risen!
As we look at the events of Jesus’ final days on earth, His final meal with His disciples, His arrest, His beating, His trial and ultimately His death on the cross we see what His true character is! That character is love.
Up from the grave He arose! For you and for me! We must reflect that fact in how we live!
I’m choosing to reflect the joy of Jesus’ resurrection!
Will you join me?
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow… Mike
I have decided to start writing some of the things that meander around in my mind. So, if and when you choose to read these meanderings know that some are just that, meanderings. But sometimes it may be stuff that I’ve thought about in great depth. With that being said I pray these thoughts will inspire and encourage you on this great adventure called life!
Primghar Church of Christ