On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living
Job, a suffering servant of God, in the depths of anguish of flesh, mind and spirit, proclaimed: “And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!” (Jb 19:26-27) Beloved in Christ, you too will see God. Allow that inescapable “wow” to become audible. The reminder of this truth is a blessed booster for your soul. Who is it that benefits by remembering, “I
Before the sun had risen (but after the Son had risen), a dispatch of faithful women trekked to the sealed tomb of their Lord Jesus. Their sorrow quickly turned to alarm when they arrived at an empty grave. In the gray of early dawn and the darkness of their grief, their steps of devotion were met by a divine reversal. There had been an earthquake, the stone was gone, and the body had disappeared. The apostle John focuses in on the experience on one of the witnesses, Mary Mag
Thinking back over history, I paused to reflect over each dark period— the worst the human race had to offer; times when evil reigned and all goodness seemed lost. The Old Testament record is filled with eras of sin and chaos. The Israelites knew generations of conflict at the hands of the Philistines, the Moabites, the Ammonites, and a whole long list of “ites.” We don’t have to think back that far, though. No need to reach back into ancient history, searching in eras long p