A Reason To Rejoice!

This passage from Matthew 28: 1-10, paints a picture for us.
An empty tomb. A risen Savior.
Hope restored and Life reborn.
The reason we rejoice!
Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came 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 from the door, and sat on it.  His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.  And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.

And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

I will be on a blogging break this coming week as I prepare to celebrate Easter (and for reasons outlined in my previous post.)

I hope you enjoy this holy holiday with your family. Be blessed!

A Reason to Celebrate

Good Friday. Easter. Important holidays on the Christian calendar. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is well documented and is the event around which the Christian faith is centered.

Just in time for Easter weekend, the History channel is airing a show about the Shroud of Turin called The Real Face of Jesus. I caught the end of it the other night and hope to see it in full when it airs again this Saturday, April 3rd, at 7pm CST. The portion I was able to view was truly fascinating. You can click this link to read more about the premise of the documentary and the Shroud of Turin.

Bunnies and eggs are cute and may well be Easter-appropriate symbols of new life. I enjoy the chocolate varieties too! But, I never want to forget that this time is about remembering our Lord. Remembering His suffering on the cross and His triumph over death. Remembering that we can rejoice because the tomb is empty!

Jesus lives to offer us new life. If that’s not a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is.