PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 28:1-4
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“The guards were so afraid that they shook and became like dead men.” (Matthew 28:4)
Frightening angels and powerful earthquakes… what is going on?
The whole creation – spiritual and physical reality – is convulsing in wonder.
At this moment everything changes; Jesus overcomes the curse and restores God’s world.
The angels, and the creation, are shaking with excitement.
Even the soldiers are caught up in the excitement, though for them it is fear.
They do not know what is happening, but they are caught up in it anyway.
As are we, and all people… we are a part of this remarkable story.
This is not only the dawn of a new day, but a new reality.
Death has been beaten, LIFE has been restored, and we can share in it!
Life, hope, joy, blessing, peace, justice, health, wholeness – new creation!
Why are we so unaffected, so lifeless, so gloomy and despondent.
In this moment creation is groaning with anticipation.
In this moment the angels are glowing with excitement.
Is anyone else excited?
Lord, everything changes here. The curse of sin is broken, and Life is restored. May Your resurrection make me excited too!