A Terrible, Horrible ,No Good, Very Bad Day.

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Devotion:  Luke 24

Today is the day Christians all over the world remember the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. Certain women who had followed after, observed the tomb and how Jesus body was laid, returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils to place on the body of Jesus.  They rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

On Monday, these women came to the tomb with their spices. They could not believe their eyes!  The stone had been rolled away and His body was missing; so where was He?  Had the same men who gambled for His garments, taken His body?  They probably felt panic strickened and heart sick. Was it not enough that they had watched their Savior die, in such a horrific manner? Now, His body could not be found.   It was turning out to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

All of a sudden, they beheld men in shining garments.  In unison, these men asked, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but is risen!”   Jesus spoke to them regarding their sad conversation but they did not recognize His voice. Finally Jesus said, “Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself.  Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”  They were still having trouble believing what their eyes beheld.  So He asked for food and they gave him some fish and honeycomb and He ate it in their presence. They were beholding prophecy fulfilled.

Isn’t it so dear that The Son of Man, appeared first to the women who had served Him during His thirty three short years on earth?  He allowed them be the first to tell the eleven disciples; “He’s alive.”  What started out to be a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day, was changed into the best day ever!  Life was changed forever, for every person who had believed on the One to come; as well as all who would be born after Jesus resurrection.  That my friend, includes you and me!  Praise the Name of Jesus, Our Risen Lord and soon coming King!

In Motion:

The message of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection changes every terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, you have ever had or ever will have!  Tell everyone you know, He’s alive!

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