Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 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 lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”~ Matthew 28:1-10
He is risen. He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Imagine going to a grave to anoint the body that was buried three days earlier only to find—no body! Then an angel tells you the One you seek has risen. Then, you see Him—the One you saw killed and buried—now alive! What amazement the two Marys must have felt. What awe the disciples had to feel when they heard it. No man could conquer death, but our Lord conquered death. Even though the Resurrection story is familiar to us, may we never lose our awe.
Alleluia! Lord, by Jesus’s death and resurrection You have given us victory over sin and death. I cannot say or do anything but fall down and worship You! In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, now and forever, world without end. Amen.
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