Resurrection Sunday (Easter Sunday)
Today is a day of celebration! Get lost in the risen savior…JESUS!
Easter Sunday, Resurrection Sunday, is the culminating event of Holy Week. Begin this new week with an intimate sunrise experience. Get up and find a place to watch the sunrise. If you’ve never done it, it is a breathtaking experience that will undoubtedly help you connect with the creator and celebrate that He lifted Jesus from the grave victoriously.
Read and pray through the resurrection of Jesus, while watching the Sunrise.
‘ Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her. On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
What if the things you buried on Friday came to life today? How would you celebrate? What if you saw your hope die, but then HEARD THE GOOD NEWS… HE LIVES? Even more so, we were all dead.UNLESS something miraculous, we were bound for eternal punishment, BUT GOD. In His glorious mercy He sent JESUS to live the life we couldn’t with no sin, and then die the death OUR sins earned us. That’s the beauty of Resurrection Sunday, Easter Sunday. That which was DEAD… now has NEW LIFE IN CHRIST.
Pray prayers of thanksgiving for God’s resurrection power demonstrated through Jesus and the gift of salvation. Ask for Holy Spirit’s help to live with the newness afforded by the victory on the cross.
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