When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.~ Mark 16:1-8
Thank You, Lord, for Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus, and thereby eternal life for all who believe. He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Amen.
Devotional excerpted from the Lenten devotional ebook The Light of Christ, by Lillie Ammann.
You can find more Easter posts by searching “easter“. The following are a few of my favorites:
- Devotion for Easter Sunday (2020)
- Devotion for Easter Sunday (2017)
- I’m a Lily (Not an Easter post but information about the Easter lily at the end of the post)
Enjoy listening and singing along to hours of beautiful Easter hymns in the following YouTube videos:
- 2 Hours of BEAUTIFUL Easter Hymns (with lyrics)
- 50 Minutes of Beautiful Easter Hymns With Lyrics
- Gaither: Easter Sing-A-Long 2023 [YouTube Special]
The Lord is risen! He lives! And because He lives, we live also. Hallelujah!