He is Risen, Indeed!

24 April 2011

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

~Matthew 28:1-10

I would attempt to be eloquent in this post. I would try and try to make my words look good, to make them flow. I would tell of all that this day was years ago and all it should mean to you. But all that would be nothing but a weak attempt to bring glory to ME. And to whom does the glory belong?

It belongs to Him.

And that's why, on this beautiful Easter morn, I have no words but this:

Thank You, Jesus.

You sacrificed Your life and saved me from sin and death.

Thank You, Jesus.

Without You, I am nothing.

Thank You, Jesus.

You guide me every day, helping me to see Your plan for my life.

Thank You, Jesus.

You rose on this third day... for ME. 

Thank You, Jesus.

You love me, a sinner, one not worthy of your love.

Thank You, Jesus.

1 epistles:

  1. That he loves sinners - unworthy of his love, as you say - amazes me every time I think about it. Thank you for these reminders. I love this time of year because of the chance to go "back to basics" and re-cover this glorious ground.

    A blessed Easter to you and your family!



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