Jesus is risen! Yes!!!
Easter celebrates the empty tomb. Our faith rests on this fact. Jesus is not in the grave anymore.
And that brings me to a question:
Why do you look for the living among the dead?
Here is the origin of that question. Luke 24:1-8
“1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In 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? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8Then they remembered his words.” NIV
Easter is over, at least the celebration part. But every day can be an ’empty tomb’ day.
So why do we keep going back to ‘dead’ things?
You know what I mean, right?
Note verse 8. “Then they remembered…”
The ladies recalled what Jesus had taught them. AFTER the angels spoke to them.
Is that what it takes for us? Angel visits?!?!
If you remember back to the H.E.L.P. series, you know that God is right there with us.
Through God’s assistance, we can have ‘angel visits’ on a regular basis.
- The Holy Spirit can speak to us on a daily basis.
- Going to church can be refreshing.
- Reading the Bible will unlock power in your life.
- Friends will stand by you.
These are the ‘angel visits’ that will help us remember the words of Jesus.
So while the hype of Easter is behind us and you have eaten all the chocolate from your kids’ baskets, be encouraged by the fact that we don’t need angels to visit us.
God can (and would love to) reveal Himself to you today. Look for Him even now.
Next week starts a new series so come back for, possibly, the best two minutes of your day!