Scripture: Matthew 28:1-7 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
Devotional: Across the world today, people will celebrate this truth: He is risen from the dead!
More than 2000 years after the event that changed the world, believers in Jesus have hope because of this miraculous, liberating, life-giving resurrection of Jesus Christ. He has conquered death; He has set captives free; He heals the brokenhearted, and brings beauty from ashes.
Throughout this week we will turn our hearts to the power of hope. Not just random hoping for something, but hope IN that which is able to completely change our lives. Hope is not a thing; it’s a person – Jesus.
And He. Is. Alive!
- Meditate upon what the miraculous resurrection of Jesus means to your life. What hope have you been given because of it?