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Thought for the Week: Luke 24:1-9

by admin on March 31, 2013 in Faith, Thought for the Week with No Comments

“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking spices that they had prepared.  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.  While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.  The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here, but has risen.  Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’  Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest” (Luke 24:1-9).

If Jesus rose from the dead, then we have great hope.  If he didn’t, then our faith has less worth than dross.  Do you truly believe that Christ died and was raised again?

Christ has risen!  His triumph over death is our hope for this life.  Until He comes again, we cling to the knowledge that God defeats evil and that the same Spirit Who raised Jesus from the dead is alive in us as well (Romans 8:11).  As you approach your marriage and each day of your life, take heart that the One Who conquered sin and death is the One Who you call your Savior.  He does not disappoint, and in Him is always hope!  Nothing in your marriage or life is too much for His resurrecting power.

Lord of Hosts, You descended to earth and lived among us in order to die and conquer death that we might be with You for eternity.  Praise You, Lord!  Let me never forget that Your power conquers all sin and death.  No argument, betrayal, abuse, death, or lie can stand against the resurrecting power of Your Truth and Justice.  Let me ever live by that hope!  And like the women who visited the tomb, let me rejoice in telling others that Jesus has risen from the dead!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Lindsay

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