The King has Risen! Glory to God in the Highest. Do you think anyone of the woman was shouting that as they discovered Jesus was not in the tomb? Of course not, they were in shock. As they walked to prepare the body, their grief was massive. Their Savior and son were gone and all that was left was a body to prepare for burial. And what should they find in their sorrow and grief, but a cave and a stone pushed aside. Jesus was gone!
Can you imagine all the feelings that took place in that moment and then the angels? Hmm. A little overwhelming even for Jesus's time. Remember, they had watched Him heal the sick, rid demons from people and make them flee into pigs and don't forget Lazarus coming back to life. All miracles and yet, this had to be the strangest of all. For He foretold of this time. And as the writers say, it's History!
Let's not forget on this road of life, that Jesus Christ died and rose again for us! We are His children chosen to walk beside Him. We need to carry His wounds with us so that we never forget how much we are loved. If you think Christ has left you, read the resurrection story. He hasn't left you; you probably left Him.
Luke 24 1-12 NKJV:
Now on the first day of the week very early in the morning, they and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away form the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'"
And they remembered His words. Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.
A promise fulfilled and with that promise we have a Savior. A man willing to die so that we might live! If you don't know Jesus, please ask Him into your heart today. He is waiting for you. And if you do know Him, take the time to look over the resurrection story. We are not alone. We have a Savior that was put on a cross for us. He didn't promise this world would be easy, just look at His journey. But what He promised is that He would come again. May God find glory in all of us today!
Have a beautiful Easter today my sisters. Remember, the joy of knowing Him is experiencing Him.
My prayer today:
Lord, my prayer today is that every woman in every nation would be able to see you today. I pray for the lost and the broken, that they would be like Peter and be amazed that you died and rose again. I pray for Your chosen, that we would remember the price You paid for our eternal life. We worship You today and thank You for the sacrifice You made for all of us. May nations bow down to You and may all Your followers be faithful. We ask You to bless this day and for many to come to know You. You are the King of our lives and the lover of our souls. May You bring peace to the weary and strength to the weak. We love You so much and are so grateful that You died for us! AMEN