Edited by Gerald Boerner
I captured this image at the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA, on a cloudy, rainy day in the spring. We need to keep our eyes on the empty cross — Christ is not still on it, but he is risen. Let us keep our eyes on our living, loving Savior. He walks with us daily and speaks to us through the Bible and his creation, Nature. Let us open our mind’s eyes to see the wonderful world that have been given; let us open our awareness to the guidance of Christ in our daily lives. GLB
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Easter Thought… “He is Risen!”
Photo by Gerald L. Boerner
On this special day, we might keep in mind the following scriptures…
Guards are Posted at the Tomb FROM MATTHEW 27:62-66 (NLT)
The next day-on the first day after the Passover ceremonies-the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. They told him, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will be raised from the dead.’ So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing the body and then telling everyone that he came back to life! If that happens, we’ll be worse off then we were at first." Pilate replied, "Take guards and secure it the best you can." So they sealed the tomb and posted the guards to protect it.
Jesus Rises from the Dead FROM MATTHEW 28:1-7 (NLT)
Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled aside the stone and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint. Then the angel spoke to the women. "Don’t be afraid!" he said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He has been raised from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now go quickly and tell his disciples he has been raised from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember, I have told you."
Jesus Appears to the Women FROM MATTHEW 28:8-10 (NLT)
The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to find the disciples to give them the angel’s message. And as they went, Jesus met them. "Greetings!" he said. And they ran to him, held his feet, and worshiped him. The Jesus said to them, "Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there."
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