He is not here, for he has risen.
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here, for he has risen.”
There has been a lot of discussion about “religion” lately in the news. There are many anti-christian movements out there and there is a lot of doubt among some people today about God’s very existence, much less his sovereignty. This is nothing new but heart-breaking nonetheless. Today, as I reflect on the most precious gift I have ever been given, the gift of life itself, I am saddened by those who are hurting and choose not to embrace the one that was made sin for me on that cross so long ago. My heart aches for those who God is aching for today and I commit once again to never take the sacrifice that he offered in my stead for granted. Thank you God, for your risen Son and for saving this daughter.