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He Is Not Here: For He Is Risen

Matthew 28:1-6, “[1] In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. [2] And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. [3] His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: [4] And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. [5] And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. [6] He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

Today is such a special day for Christians. Whether you call it Easter or Resurrection Sunday, it is the day where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He is not the only one to have been risen from the dead, but He is the only One Who raised Himself from the dead!

In the times we live, we do not have to look far to see bad news. Everywhere we look there is some sort of bad news whether it be tv, computer, phones, or even word
of mouth. However, it seems we keep checking these news outlets in hope that it will be different. We long to hear some good news in life.

Too many people keep looking to the White House and leaders of this world for some good news. My friend, there is good news today (and every day for that matter). Today is a day that emphasizes the greatest good news of all time. The greatest news that mankind has ever received did not come from the White House. It didn’t come from a palace. It didn’t come from any place deemed “important” by man. The greatest news mankind has ever received actually came from a cemetery when the angel said, “He (Jesus) is not here: for He is risen.”

It was this moment that humankind received something that every person wants whether or not they want to admit it. That thing is hope. When Jesus came forth from the tomb, it was at that moment that He conquered death and Hell. He conquered the grave and has given us the opportunity to have eternal life through Him. 1 Peter 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

The resurrection of Christ is not just a story; it is an event. It actually happened. It is through His death, burial, AND resurrection that we can have eternal life. If you are unsure that you have eternal life, please click here to find out how simple it is. Let us just take some time today to love on Jesus. Let us not let the day pass without praising Him and thanking Him for going to the cross for us and rising from the dead. If this has been a blessing to you, please share it with someone else. Happy Easter/Resurrection Sunday everyone!

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