He Is Risen

Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. (Matthew 28:1 NLT)
The Tomb Couldn’t Hold Him
Where were his disciples?  They were locked behind closed doors to ensure the same thing that happened to Jesus would not happen to them.  They were weak and afraid.
Peter, who had boldly proclaimed that he would not forsake Christ even unto death, had just denied him three times.  His closest followers, people like you and me, at times lacked courage and strength.  Yet, I must remind you that all his disciples, save John who was exiled to an island and Judas who betrayed him, were martyred for their faith in Christ.
What brought about these bold transformations?  I suggest to you it was Christ’s resurrection.  Through Christ’s death and his resurrection, He defeated sin and death.  With these two things eliminated, for a believer in Christ, there nothing left of any significance to fear.
This Easter Sunday, we proclaim that Jesus Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!  
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Ken Barnes, the author of  “The Chicken Farm and Other Sacred Places”  YWAM Publishing
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