Friday, March 21, 2008

The Resurrection

Matthew 28:1-10
1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down frome heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook 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 was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."

Can you imagine if it was you or I that came upon the tomb that day? How awesome it would have been to see an angel of the Lord sitting upon the stone that was supposed to be blocking the tomb where we would have expected our Lord to be laying. What a sight it would have been. Then the most wonderful sight of all would have been on the road on our way to tell the disciples of his resurrection. It's hard to fathom what Mary Magdalene and Mary were truly feeling in that moment when they met the Lord on that road....

Let's not forget what this Sunday is really about. It's not about candy or gifts, good food or a big bunny. It's about the Risen One..... Hope you all have a great Easter!

1 comment:

Dave and Andi said...

AMEN! Sadly the important holidays have been so commercialized. Dave and I will be remembering the real reason for this holiday. Thanks for posting this. Love you!