"Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!" Luke 24:5-6
For weeks Jesus was predicting the events of his final days, even his final hours, here on Earth. Yet, when the time came, his followers were still perplexed and astonished by the events. I can only imagine the feeling in their hearts, and guts, when they learned that he was not there. Praise God for the realization of the Truth that he preached- that he conquered death and sin so that we wouldn't have to!
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
In my pursuit of living spiritually inclined, everything comes to a head on this grand and glorious day- the day He gave us the Holy Spirit through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ. To believe, better yet, to know, that God so loves us that He sent His son- His one and only son- to be tormented, tortured, ridiculed, mocked and eventually killed- for me...and for you.
Look around at the world we are living in. Really look...deeply...and you will see the pain, the suffering, the loneliness, the false persona's. His message is more valuable today than ever. He is risen! Thank you God for that stone being rolled away and for the tomb being empty on that morning! He is risen!