“After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to view the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. 4 The guards were so shaken by fear of him that they became like dead men.
5 The angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see him there.’ Listen, I have told you.”
8 So, departing quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to tell his disciples the news. 9 Just then[a] Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” They came up, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus told them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”- Matthew 28:1-10
Happy Resurrection Sunday! Jesus is Risen! When Jesus rose, he defeated the devil and every person, place or thing that opposes us as children of God. Jesus died for us to have a relationship with God forever. He also died so that we would have an abundant life now. Our abundant life is not dependent on our works but by accepting the sacrifice that Jesus willingly made for us. He was not forced to die for us. He died and paid a debt that we will never be able to pay back. So today, accept Jesus’ precious and priceless gift. You are priceless child of God. Let us pray together.
Thank you for Resurrection Sunday. Thank you for providing a sacrifice that has paid our past, present and future sins. Thank you for being a God that restores, redeems, liberates, heals and more on our behalf. I pray right now in Jesus’ name that we would raise our eyes to look at you. Help us not to be captivated by what we see but to focus on you. Thank you for all you have done, are doing and will do on our behalf. Our hearts and minds cannot fully comprehend what you have in store for us but we stand in faith trusting and believing you.
I pray right now for someone who does not know you. I pray that they would repeat this prayer to be saved: “Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.” I pray you would connect them with a bible-based church to continue their journey with you. I pray for other Christians to welcome new Christians and love on them.
God, we thank you for being our father. In the name of our matchless savior who is risen and undefeated, Jesus Christ, Amen!