Jesus did die!
A good man named Joseph, a member of the Jewish Council went to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body.
Luke 23:53-54 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
This was a very sad time for so many! However, little did they know, this was not the end! It was the Beginning!
In Luke 24:1-7 we read:
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 among the dead?" He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again'"
Jesus returns to his Disciples. He returns and says "Peace be with you." They were all startled and frightened!
Can you imagine what they must have felt? They had just witnessed the death of Jesus and now he has come back and is standing with them once more!
He said to them, "Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself? Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have." Luke 24:39
Jesus tells his Disciples to go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation! Whoever believes in Him will be saved!
Then when it was time Jesus ascend in to Heaven!
Then Jesus led them to Bethany , and lifting his hands to heaven, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. So they worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. And they spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God.
I am not a writer...sometimes I just don't know what the perfect words are to say. In this case I don't know how to describe with words the feelings I have about our Lords death and resurrection! I don't feel I deserve such great love and compassion. I am so imperfect! I am flawed in every way. I am a sinner!
I am incredibly thankful for what Jesus did for us. He went through complete agony and pain for all of us. He died and rose again for all of us.
All we have to do is believe! Believe in Him with all our hearts and bring Him into our lives. In return we will live with Him forever in Heaven!
This is His promise and I am so thankful to be apart of it!
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
|He is Risen Indeed!|
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God Bless you all and I pray your Easter was great!
Remember to reflect on what this Easter has meant to you and your family.