Christ the Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!
From Luke 24:1-12. After Jesus appeared to the women at the tomb, they told the disciples and Peter came running. He looked into the tomb and went away “wondering to himself what had happened.” So what does all this mean? What is the basis of our celebration on Easter?
Luke 24:1-12. Like the people who shouted “Hosannah!” at Jesus arrival to Jerusalem and later chanted “crucify him,” we, along with generations before us, have also misunderstood our King. At Easter, we stop to remember our need for the grace of God. We remember, too, that he stands ever ready to give us that grace.
Can you relate to Peter, Thomas, and Paul in their interaction with Jesus? Their stories offer encouragement as we seek to follow our risen Lord. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!
Christ is risen! This is the source of the hope and the life that we celebrate on Easter Sunday.
Jesus’ death was much more than a resuscitation or a near-death experience. He was dead, but God brought him back to life. Because of this, death is not the last chapter in the book of our lives, but the introduction to the next book–the book of eternal life. Jesus, who leads his people like a good shepherd, has made an end to sin and death for those who will follow him. Will you follow the Good Shepherd?
Christ is risen! Satan’s end was God’s means, and the resurrection life that God gave to Jesus opened the door for all to receive that same life through faith.