Jesus, who was Crucified!
“He is not here, for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew 28:6
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was one of the most critical events in human history that changed everything. Jesus’ resurrection brought total salvation to all who believed in him. It was also the beginning of a new era in which people believed again that nothing is impossible for God to accomplish.
When Jesus died on the cross, he did not die and rise again in vain for us but rather to brings us into new relations with our Heavenly Father. That’s why He rendered himself visible to everyone willing to see Him as the only way out of the darkness and into the light. We should never forget his death and resurrection because it reveals to us the secret of worship.
Matthew 28:3-4 says, “His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards trembled in fear of him and became like dead men.”
While the guards trembled in fear when they saw Jesus’ face and heard his voice, the angel reassures Mary Magdalene and the other Mary who ‘seek Jesus’ not to be afraid but to go forward and spread the news. “The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.” Matthew 28:5. We are called to seek Christ and live by faith but do we seek him?
Those who truly seek Jesus with the purity of heart, joy in the Holy Ghost, and triumphant faith should not be afraid of those who look down on them. We are all sinners who found grace. However, those who seek Jesus Christ has the most incredible opportunity to enjoy the greatest love that cast out fear and to experience the joy of God through faith. 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
1. Lord, I thank you for your mercy and salvation in my life through Christ Jesus.
2. Oh Lord, give me a pure heart to seek you faithfully and earnestly; seek you in truth and spirit in Jesus’ name. Amen.