I love a happy ending. In all great stories, there is a point where all seems lost, then, the Hero swoops in and saves the day. The true story of the Lord’s ministry on earth is no exception. All was lost for Israel, then he came. All was lost for the disciples, then he rose from the grave. Christ is the ultimate hero. He lived to show men the heart of God. He taught the truth and preached a message of freedom. He confronted the religious leadership and tried to realign them with the God they claimed to represent. He served, healed and taught every man, woman and child he could reach in the brief 3 years of ministry. He accepted the death and humiliation required to redeem us from eternal separation. Then it was finished—and yet, it was really just beginning.
Now, Jesus, as a risen savior, was no longer separated or constrained. He was free to make us free. He was starting his bid to change the world. All he asks from us is to surrender and follow him. When we do, we begin to experience the same freedom he experienced when he was released from the grave. Jesus still looks forward to welcoming us into the family and ultimately into the kingdom. We are no longer slaves of death any more than he is. Go and meet him today. Seek him out in prayer—he patiently awaits.
God Bless You
2 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. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 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.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”