He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. — Matthew 28:6
The Easter story ushers us into the season of great surprises of our lives. It is the period that ushered in the greatest change in history. The resurrection of Jesus is the game changer! it is the moment that literally divides history between BC and AD. Generations looked forward to this day for centuries, and generations will continue to look back on it until the end of time. It is the moment that changed everything – the moment that confirmed every promise.
Few days after the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, the followers went to embalm his body again, but they met with the biggest shocker of the ages! Instead of finding a closed tomb, they found an open grave with clothes neatly folded and kept, and an angel greeting them with the words “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.” For them and for every follower of the Lord Jesus, life would never be the same.
The resurrection is God’s way of announcing that our life does not have to be a one-way journey to the grave. God is saying we don’t have to be stuck in our past. The power of the resurrection offers us the assurance and conviction that God is always faithful and keeps his promises with those who cling to him. Today, that same power can bring life to the places we are experiencing death.
I Declare: Risen Savior, on this day we worship you and thank you for your power over death. Today, I walk in the reality of that power, I declare the resurrection power in every area of my life. Amen.
Ignite Thought: The empty tomb is the womb of a new life of limitless possibilities!