Wednesday Word 4.19.2017
Matthew 28: 1-8 New International Version (NIV)
28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; 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 is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Jesus said, “Do not be afraid.” You and I are loved. We are loved so deeply that no suffering was too great; no sacrifice too dear to endure on our behalf. We are loved with a love that we can only begin to imagine or describe. You and I. Every living soul. We are loved.
With the Resurrection we are made new. We are given the chance to overcome all the sin and death and decay that comes with being a part of the material world. We have the chance to live. The Resurrection makes it possible for us to become more than we ever could on our own. We have the chance to walk with Our Savior.
I will never know why. I will never understand how. None of that matters. All I know is that I am loved beyond all comprehension. Jesus lives! God reigns! We are loved…something to pray about.
Your sister in Christ, Vicki