Sunday, April 5, 2015

Christ the Lord is Risen today!!!

It's Easter! I have barely been able to contain myself! I've waited for today allll week!!!!!!! Here's what I've been waiting for....

John 20

The Empty Tomb

20 On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed[a] from the tomb. So she ran to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put Him!”
At that, Peter and the other disciple went out, heading for the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first. Stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in. Then, following him, Simon Peter came also. He entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there. The wrapping that had been on His head was not lying with the linen cloths but was folded up in a separate place by itself. The other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, then entered the tomb, saw, and believed. For they still did not understand the Scripture that He must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went home again.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

11 But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 She saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where Jesus’ body had been lying. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“Because they’ve taken away my Lord,” she told them, “and I don’t know where they’ve put Him.” 14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not know it was Jesus.
15 “Woman,” Jesus said to her, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Supposing He was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you’ve removed Him, tell me where you’ve put Him, and I will take Him away.”
16 Jesus said, “Mary.”
Turning around, she said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!”[b]—which means “Teacher.”
17 “Don’t cling to Me,” Jesus told her, “for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I am ascending to My Father and your Father—to My God and your God.”
18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them what[c] He had said to her.

OH! How I love Jesus! IS that not he most precious picture? Can you IMAGINE how poor Mary's heart must have jumped from her chest when she heard the LORD say her name??? Oh! How He loves us! He always takes that extra step to show His absolute love for us. I am moved to tears of sheer JOY picturing Mary as The Lord of all Creation spoke her name. What an Awesome God we serve!

IT'S SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!
God is alive!
Death is Defeated!
Hope of Heaven is given to all who believe!

It's Sunday.
The day My Lord and Savior defeated death so that I could have life.

Living He loved me, dying He saved me
And buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified freely forever
One day He's coming, oh, glorious day, oh, glorious day

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He's coming back. Not as a baby. Not to be crucified on a cross. This time He will come and claim His people for Heaven. Satan will be defeated once for all. And we will live in Heaven for all eternity. Oh Glorious Day!!!

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