Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
When Jesus rose from the grave, that morning Mary’s heart was broken as she went to the tomb and saw that the stone was rolled away. He’s gone!
I don’t know where they have put Him.
We only can imagine, how upset she was, the man that she loved deep in her soul, the one she gave her life over to is now gone.
He arose and stood right near her and asked her who she was looking for (she thought he was the gardener) she was crying and Jesus revealed himself to her.”Rabboni!” she shouted but Jesus said “do not cling to me, I have not yet ascended to my Father.”
Mary ran to tell the other disciples as they waited together not knowing what to do except wait and think of the events of the past days, what happened to their Lord, the one they have loved, followed and were clinging onto His words. Thinking about how the disciples may have reacted some of these things could have been passing through their minds –
Will the Jewish leaders arrest us?
What did I do?
Can Jesus forgive me?
What do we do now?
But as Mary’s words came into their minds two of the disciples, Peter and John hurried to the tomb, John running ahead of Peter. He was gone!
He lives they thought, and they went back to rejoice with the others.
As the New Testament Scriptures say, Jesus showed up in the place the disciples were meeting, they were joyful in seeing him.
That’s what happens when we are separated from Jesus, our hearts are broken and we may know why, maybe someone you know doesn’t believe in Jesus or doesn’t believe any of the Bible is true, that’s why we point them to the Cross and what Jesus did for us all.
Debt Paid, Forgiveness of Sin, life everlasting that’s what the Savior did for us.
We are forgiven for all the past and can move forward…. free.
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