Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her. “Because they have taken my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”
She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”
“Mary!” Jesus said. She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”).
“Don’t cling to me, “ Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord!” Then she gave them his message.
John 20:11-18 NLT
We celebrate this Jesus — the One who conquered death and rose again, the One who sees us and calls us by name, the One who meets us in our grief and hopelessness.
He has risen!
He is life.
He is with us.
Our message to others today is the same as Mary’s was then: we have seen the Lord! May this bring comfort to our hearts, and may the power of the resurrection be evident in our lives, even now. We link arms with you, sisters, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Because He lives, we have hope.
Beth Williams says
My message today is “we have hope, grace, mercy”. “Our sins are forgiven past, present and future.” “We win”. “He has risen Hallelujah”!! Have a blessed Easter/Resurrection Day!
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
One wonderful story. Of what our Lord did for us by going to the cross of Calvary. So as our sin could be forgiven. No greater love was that. So we have Hope not only this time of this year but any time of the year we that believe and our saved. Because of a loving God. No greater love is that. So good to be saved. Know one day if saved you see your Lord again in Glory. So no matter what happens in this world we have hope and we look forward to a better world when we leave this one. One day to go to be as I already said be with our Lord in Glory. I say Amen to that. Thank you incourage for today’s reading. Love it. Dawn Ferguson-Little xx keeping you all in prayer xx
He has Risen!!!!
Joan Moore says
Every Sunday is Easter Sunday for the Believer!!✝️✝️✝️
Happy happy Easter! ❤️✝️ Thank you for this beautiful post!