Resurrection


Matthew 28:1-10
1Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
2And 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.
3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
4And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.
5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
6He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
7Then 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.”
8So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
9And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.
10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

Everything about the life of Jesus was miraculous beginning with His virgin birth and ending with His resurrection from the grave. With His resurrection He is returned to the glory that was His before His birth and our own resurrection is assured as well. This is important. There is no other world religion that is based on the fact that God has conquered death for us.

I love the fact that it is the women who return to the tomb and are the first to see Jesus alive again. They were the ones who stayed for the entire terrible event. They stayed at the cross until Jesus died and stayed at the tomb as Joseph had Jesus buried. Their faithfulness is admirable and amazing. Such a remarkable event. I have often wondered if there will be “video playback” of these Biblical events that we will be allowed to see once we get into heaven. There are some things I just want to see – like the resurrection. Then we can celebrate all over again.

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