and as the women were terrified
and bowed their faces to the ground,
the men said to them,
“Why do you seek the living One among the dead?
¹But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
²And they 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 perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; ⁵and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead?
The risen Christ is the strength of my life.
▪︎ Golgotha was an experience shared by the people in the city of Jerusalem.
▪︎ Easter belonged to those who knew Jesus intimately.
Those who saw Jesus after His resurrection were those who had become so well acquainted with His personality that they were able to recognize His spirit anywhere.
The women came to the tomb and found Him in the garden.
Two friends going to Emmaus met Him along the way.
The disciples found Him in their midst in the upper room.
The fishermen on the seashore had breakfast with a Stranger and found that He was the living Lord.
The Easter experience belonged only to those who had known and loved Him.
Easter has shown us that the hope of the world is with those who discover the Christ of Easter, the living, loving Savior of the world.
The hope of our modern world lies in Christian people who honor and love Him.
Above all, it lies in those whose approach to life is made with the ability to recognize and cultivate the spirit of the living Christ.
▪︎ Ask God to help you to know Him and respond to Him by acknowledging Him as your Lord.
▪︎ Ask God to send you forth to serve the living Christ.
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