HE Is Risen!
He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 NKJV
Friday was such a disappointment for the disciples of Jesus and His followers. All their hopes had vanished when Jesus was crucified. They spent Sabbath hiding for fear that they too would be taken and crucified. Come Sunday morning the women came to the tomb to prepare spices for the LORD’s body as they didn’t have time Friday before the Sabbath began. The women were wondering who they would get to remove the large stone that was placed over the entrance to the tomb to keep wild animals out. To their surprise, the stone had already been removed. An angel greeted them and said Jesus was not there, for He had risen. The angel told the women to go and tell the others that He had risen.
Jesus later meets some of the disciples and He tells them to go and tell others that He had risen. We too must proclaim that He has risen, and He is returning soon to take us home with Him.
Rejoice for He has risen! Rejoice that He will be returning for us!