Matthew 28:5-6, “The angel spoke to the women. ‘You must not be afraid,’ he said. ‘I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has been raised, just as he said. Come here and see the place where he was lying.’”
You can’t keep a good man down! Of the 365 days in the year, today is the most significant day of celebration! This is the day Jesus conquered death and rose from the grave. He made the ultimate turnaround — from buried in a tomb to risen again on Resurrection Sunday! Jesus is the greatest person to ever live. The entire Bible centers around Him and the greatest love story ever told. His compassion drove Him to make the ultimate sacrifice – His own life – on our behalf.
If we truly believe in Him, we can conquer anything that wants to bury us and keep us from living a victorious life. Because Jesus lives, we can really live, too! He willingly hopped on board the relentless roller-coaster ride that plummeted Him to the depths of hell, but in three days, He came roaring back to life so we could, too!
On this amazing day, take a moment, with your family or on your own, to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice. Celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead to forgive your sins and offer eternal life to all who will believe! What a gift! What a day! What a Savior!
Jesus, we never want to take this precious gift for granted. Thank You for Your love, sacrifice, and willingness to give up everything for me. Amen.