He is Risen!!
Every once and a while (particularly on this weekend!) I wonder to my self what these two women must have thought when they walked up to to an empty tomb. I’m talking about Mary (of Magdala) and Mary (Jesus Mother.) I honestly can’t even begin to relate to the grief they felt of the lose of their good friend and son. The hearts must have felt torn and their world upside down.
I’ve watched as many people in my life have gone through hard times and felt this same way; in total despair. But the great thing about the Easter story is in what happens next. When I read about it, I also can’t even begin to imagine the two woman’s absolute overwhelming happiness when they saw the tomb was empty and then later saw Jesus himself!! Wow! They must have been flooded with an inconceivable amount of hope! That’s why this is my favorite of all celebrations! It’s a time of reflecting on the hope that we have in Jesus, the grace the He extends to us and the love that is unfailing and never ending! That’s a lot to celebrate!
So many times I feel so unworthy of such an eternal gift. Then I am reminded, it’s true! I’m not worthy and yet He still loves me. Because I am not worthy, God sacrificed his son. And because He did, I can have this amazing relationship with my Heavenly Father.
The third thing that I can’t imagine is a life without this faith that I’ve been given. There is nothing like having that kind of peace and I will be forever grateful to my savior.
‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope.’ Rom. 15:13
Happy Easter my friends!!
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Blessings on your Sunday!