Rejoice! He Is Risen!

MARCH 31, 2018

 

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay.

 

Read Matthew 28:1-10

Roll away the stone and see the glory of GOD! What just happened….? Mary Magdalene and Mary witness an earthquake and the Angel of the Lord speaking to them that Jesus Christ has risen! They are shown to the place where he was laid and they are instructed to share the great news with the disciples, the great news of Jesus Christ's resurrection. His resurrection is the confirmation of his identity as the son of God. This also shows that God accepted Jesus' death as a sacrifice for our sins.

When Mary Magdalene and Mary departed from the tomb, Jesus rewards them for their love and obedience and appears to them saying, “Peace.” (v. 9). Then Jesus said to them to go and tell the others to go to Galilee and they will see Him (v. 10). We, too, can find the peace of Christ in the present moment. We too are being called by God to go and tell to the world the resurrection of Jesus Christ. May we practice LOL: Listen, Obedience, and Love- the new LOL.

 

- Dr. George J. Ceremuga



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