Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March 29, 2018

"The angel spoke to the women: “There is nothing to fear here. I know you’re looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. He is not here. He was raised, just as he said. Come and look at the place where he was placed." Matthew 28:5-6

If I may presume to paraphrase the remarks of an angel, here's essentially what he said to these women, "There is nothing to fear because Jesus isn't here!"

Take another look at the two verses above and tell me that is not what it says.

These dear women arose very early in the morning on the third day after the death and burial of Jesus because they wanted to embalm his body. What a labor of love!

So, they came expecting a dead body. They were committed to properly preparing their Lord's body for burial because they loved him. There are things you do for love that you would never do for money. This was one for them! Or, it would have been if there had been a body!

But there wasn't! Because Jesus had risen from the dead!

So, because they found nothing they couldn't do anything but they didn't realize Jesus had just changed everything!

That's the glory of the Resurrection!

Through Jesus' death on the cross to atone for our sins and then because of His Resurrection from the dead, God did something out of nothing! He changed everything!

Now sin has no power over those who place their trust in the Risen Savior!

Now death has no fear for those who have found spiritual life in Jesus Christ, the One Who conquered death!

Now the Enemy has no power over the people of God! 

In, fact, in the power and presence of the Risen Savior God's people have authority over the Enemy!

Finding nothing when they were looking for something changed everything!