Sunday, April 24, 2011

Here is good news

The resurrection of Christ is not an event on a calendar, something to be commemorated once a year like any other holiday. It is an ever present reality, the only hope of mankind and the living promise of God for His people. If you are His, take joy today in His conquest of death and the grave. Just be sure we take that same joy and that it impacts everything we do the rest of the year as well.

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you." (Mat 28:1-7)

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