Sunday, April 12, 2009

He Is Risen!!

Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.

Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

Then the angel spoke to the women,"Don't be afraid!" he said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here! He is risen from the dead, just as He said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you."

The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy...! JOY! Can you imagine what these women experienced as they flew back down the dirt road to the place where the disciples were staying? This joy is the same joy that we too experience when we are filled with the Presence of God! I can just imagine the excitement and chatter as they ran! This scripture from Matthew 28 (NLT) paints a picture that exemplifies what Easter morning means to me! The grave could only hold my Lord for just so long! And He is here with us living in our hearts today. He is risen indeed!!

Easter Blessings!!

6 comments:

charmaine said...

Praise God! what a beautiful post. thank you for sharing. have a blessed Easter celebration.

God Bless,
Charmaine

Joy in The Truth said...

Hi, Susan! I hope you and your family had a beautiful day today.

When Jim was in Israel, he visited the tomb. On the outside it said "He is not here. He is risen!" Amen!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Hi! I love this passage...It is so full of power! I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your loved ones.
XOXO~Marci

Yolanda said...

Susan, Sister, Girlfriend, you did a bang up job with sharing your heart with us. Oh, thank You Lord Jesus.

Love to you,
Yolanda

Lelia Chealey said...

Hallelujah!!! I cannot even begin to imagine what that moment was like for Mary Magdalene.

Pat said...

Susan,
I love your blog. It is so pretty and sweet to visit and your post was full of good truth!! A great combination!
Thank you,
Pat