Apr 16, 2017

A Devotion for Easter Sunday

A brief prayer is offered that you can add to your daily prayers this week. The scripture is from our Sunday Service Bulletin.

Gospel Reading- Matthew 28:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”

Devotion: See the place where He lay
The Crucifixion and the Resurrection of the Christ was an earth shattering event politically, societally, and even in geological terms. In fact, the new Testament records that each event was accompanied by a terrifying earthquake. So you can see in our Gospel text today these events are terrifying for His enemies but they bring joy to His followers. It was wonderful news to Christians 2000 years ago and it is still wonderful news today. Hallelujah He is Risen! He is risen indeed. Hallelujah!

We pray: “Thank You, risen Lord, for Your sacrifice and our Salvation. Amen”