PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 28:5-10
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“He is not here; he has risen.” (Matthew 28:6)
I’ve been with people when they died; I know the grief and sorrow of death.
But imagine what it was like to hear an angel say, ‘He is not here, He has risen!’
These women must have been shaking with fear and joy, doubt and hope.
Is it any wonder that they worshiped Him when they saw Him!!!!
When someone dies, they leave us.
Some say they just end, they become dust, they are no more.
But I believe, as the angel says, ‘they are not hear, they are risen!’
To quote the Apostles’ Creed, ‘I believe in the resurrection of the dead.’
Or to quote Martha, “I know (the dead) will rise again… at the last day.” (John 11:24)
Because of Jesus, death has been beaten, and eternal life is restored.
But what will we rise to, and how will we respond to the LIFE that is offered?
One day, people will say of me, “He is not here; he has risen.”
“The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
Lord, one day I will die and rise with You. How my heart yearns within me!