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No Death Here

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But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, (Luke 24:1-6 NLT)

Imagine, on this most wonderful of days, when we mark Jesus’ victory over death and defeat of sin, that you are one of these women. Imagine that you have just lost your light, your brother, your leader, your friend.

You are looking for a way to hold on to Him. A way to still savor His presence. You are desperate to show Him that you love Him. You head to his tomb to do the only thing you can do to honor him at this point, prepare his body for burial.

When you arrive at the tomb, you are surprised to see that the large stone covering the entrance that terrible Friday and Sabbath is GONE! You are concerned and puzzled when you do not find his body there.Then, suddenly, two men in robes “dazzling,” such as you’ve never encountered appear to you. Terrified, you fall to the ground and bury your face.

These men have not come to frighten. They ask you a very simple question: “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?”

As I read this account, I am reminded of the fact that many of us seek life in all the wrong places every day. We look for the next thing that will help us to feel alive in a dead world. We look for anything to fill the void that comes without Christ.

Today, as we celebrate Christ’s victory over the grave, over OUR grave, let’s seek life where we know we can find it: in HIS presence, walking daily in intimate relationship with Jesus.

Happy Easter!

Written by juliece

March 31, 2013 at 5:33 am