Sunday, April 24
Matthew 27:45-66 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour...
think about it.
As you read and reflect today, consider the extent of Christ's sacrifice for you, the demonstration of His power over death, and the hope we gain from His resurrection. How does this hope, power and sacrifice change your daily life? What will you do to share it with others?
I love reading about resurrection morning. It's so dramatic and literally awesome! An earthquake, an angel in lightning white clothing, guards paralyzed with fear, the faithful women coming to the tomb, and most importantly--no Jesus because He had risen! The angel's words to the women are my favorite part of this passage. "'Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said'" (vs.5-6). No doubt about it, Jesus is alive!
Over this past week we've read about Jesus' death and now resurrection through the eyes of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. So what did you take away from these passages? Did God reveal anything new to you or move your heart in some way? What will you do to keep the message of Jesus' death and resurrection going forward past Easter weekend? Tami W.
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