empty tomb

I have so many thoughts about the day He arose. The deeper meaning behind it and what it really means to me. So much has been said on this over the years that other than to comment that He is risen from the grave. He showed us that there is nothing He cannot do. He defeated death so that we may live through Him. I could continue further, I could type for hours about all the impact of this event. But, to be honest, it would be a futile attempt to gild the lily. Rather, today I want to simply post a passage from the Bible. Please read and reflect. Think on all He suffered and conquered for us.

My gracious and mighty Christ,

I pray to you this morning and glorify your holy name. I praise you for your mercy, grace and love that you give me so freely even though I am not worthy of the sacrifice you made, you still did so for me. Lord, I do ask you help me keep my heart and mind focused on you. That I remember to enjoy your blessings. I pray to you asking you help me with my actions and words so that they only serve to show you through me.

Thank you Jesus for all you are, the beginning and the end. He, who came to earth, suffered, died and defeated the grave so that we could live better through you.

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.

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.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

Matthew 28:1-10

 

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