“Rejoice. He Is Risen.” By Kirk Hunt
And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
Matthew 28:9–10 NKJV
Mary Magdalene and the other disciples intended to complete the sorrowful work of Jesus’ burial. Instead, they found the tomb empty. Then Mary had conversation with the risen Jesus.
When the founders of other religions (such as Bahá’u’lláh, Buddha, or Mohammed) die they are buried then remain in the grave. They are no longer available for a personal relationship. Their direct influence and wisdom is no longer available.
The truth of Jesus is revealed by the empty tomb. The power of Jesus is undeniable because of the empty tomb. Fresh from overcoming death, Jesus wanted relationship with His Disciples.
The risen Jesus is available to anyone who wants Him. He is available to anyone who seeks Him for a personal relationship. New wisdom is available to anyone who asks. His influence is direct and unending.
The relationship between Jesus and the Disciples was disrupted, but restored. To the power of Jesus, death was an inconvenience, overcome on the first Easter morning. His power, and direct relationship, are available to you. Will you seek Him out?
His sacrifice made salvation available. His resurrection proved his power over all aspects of creation. Will you enter into a personal relationship with Jesus?
Think: Jesus is risen from the grave. What could limit Him?
Pray: “Lord, thank You for the sacrifice and resurrection of Your Son.”
Copyright © April 2017, Kirk Hunt
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