Week 15 He is Risen!
…Then they remembered his words.
The past month has been crazy around here, lots of struggles and tears… wait… didn’t I say that exactly a year ago?
I started 2016 with seeking Him and 2017 with learning who I am as His daughter.
Yet, here I stand, at the door of an open tomb, forgetting, not seeing the resurrection for the loss.
I feel I am standing in the midst of ruins, my father-in-law’s funeral just this past week, children in pain, leaky roof, broken cars and dreams. I feel a sort of death in so many areas.
I need to be resurrected. Then I remember my own words from last year’s Easter blog, incredulous at my faith:
“I mostly want everyone to realize that this journey is leading to more peace than I ever could have dreamed, and it’s so worth it to invest in seeking and abiding in the light.
Today and everyday, we have an opportunity to stand in resurrection power. HE IS RISEN! He is risen indeed.”
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 over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words.
Romans 6:4, 8:11; Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12, 3:1