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Sunday Rest and Reflection: “He Is Risen!”

Dear Friends of Jesus,

Greetings again in His Wonderful Name!  Jesus Christ is alive!  He is risen from the dead!  What a glorious theme from the Gospels.  That is the best of the good news for all who believe in Jesus.  Our Savior is not dead, but is living now and alive forever more.

Matthew record this event in the last chapter of his Gospel.  At dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.  While they were there, a violent earthquake shook the garden where the tomb was.  The guards sent by Pilate to guard the body and secure the tomb shook and fell to the ground as dead men!  A shining angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled away the stone to reveal an empty tomb.

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here, He has risen, just as He said.  Come and see the place where he lay.  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.” Matthew 28:5-7

Jesus was seen and handled by all the disciples on various occasions over 40 days.  He was seen by over 500 people at one time. (1st Corinthians 15:6-8) His resurrection so moved the disciples that they were willing to die, rather than deny Him!  His resurrection is celebrated each Sunday by Christians who know and love Him and gather to remember, learn, and prepare for His coming again!

Have a great day of worship, prayer, and preparation with God’s family, the Church!  He is risen!  He is risen indeed!

In His Love,  Pastor John

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