Saturday, February 17, 2018

February 18, 2018

"While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money,  telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” Matthew 28:11-14

There is another resurrection story out there. It is a story that sucks the hope out of life. It is the lie that Jesus did not rise from the dead. It is the lie that his disciples sneaked in and stole His body while they slept.

Other than this being an outright lie, it also fails the credibility test. If Roman soldiers ever slept on duty they would be killed by the captain of the guard! And think about it, if they actually did fall asleep how would they have known it was the disciples who took him?

As ridiculous as this story sounds there as millions who believe this it! Some believe it because they choose to believe it. Some believe it because they don't know better. They all need to hear a better story. They all to hear the truth about the empty tomb!

Even more important than hearing the story they need to see people of hope, people who "Come see" and people who "Go tell". They need to see hope lived out in every day circumstances of life. 

Let me ask you, if someone who was looking for hope were to observe your life what would they conclude? Would they find hope? Would they be confronted with the reality of a Risen Christ? Would they be convinced that Jesus is real in your life? Would your story seem more believable than their story?

That is what Jesus calls you to when He says, "Come See!" and "Go Tell!"

This is the Lord's Day! The Sabbath! Sunday! A day to worship! A day to gather with God's people and a day to "come see" the reality of resurrection power so this coming week you will be able to "go tell" about the hope in knowing Jesus! You must "go tell" with your words and your witness!

Come see!

Go tell!