What is the news that changed all of creation? Jesus has risen! As the faithful women went to the tomb, they expected to anoint Jesus’ dead body, but instead were told by an angel Jesus had risen. Mark 16:5 When the women entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, 6 but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body.
When the women heard this fantastic news from the angel, they must have been stunned. The angel then told the women to go and tell the disciples this good news, including Peter. Jesus had told his disciples several times He would die, but on the third day, He would rise again, but they never fully grasped what He was saying.
The Resurrection Gives Us Hope
The resurrection of Jesus is the most fantastic event in the history of the world. There had been other people that came back to life, such as Lazarus. John 11:43 Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” 
The unique aspect of Jesus’ resurrection is that it is permanent, and Jesus is still alive today. Jesus overcame death forever! Jesus demonstrated His power over death, giving us confidence and hope of eternal life as we place our faith in Him. Because Jesus paid for our sins upon the cross, we will be raised back to life one day. We, too, will have victory over death because of what Jesus did. Colossians 1:20 But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died. 
Jesus is Calling You
The good news of the resurrection is for all people, and the Lord does not want anyone left behind. No matter what you have done or the road you have been on, there is forgiveness and grace as we confess our sins to Jesus and ask Him to forgive us. The Lord paid for your sins and wants you to spend eternity with Him! It is never too late to humble yourself and come to Jesus.
Lord Jesus, I’ve kept you out of my life for too long. I know that I am a sinner and cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith, I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen.
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