Luke 24:6-7: He is not here, but is risen; remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified. and the third day rise again.
Meditation: Imagine for a moment, the day we call Good Friday, the day the Son of God was crucified on the cross of Calvary. Beaten beyond recognition, treated with contempt and disdain, mocked and spat upon; rejected by those who just a few days before we’re shouting “Hosanna in the highest” this Messiah, Israel’s Deliverer….DEAD! Satan and the multitude of fallen angels must have been celebrating their victory over the one called “the Son of God”. Imagine, if you will, how Satan and his minions must have felt! Now, it’s Sunday and some women are headed toward the tomb but they notice that Jesus isn’t there! Where could He be. He’s risen! Just as He said He would! God ALWAYS keeps His promises. Jesus conquered the grave, He conquered death, He conquered sin and He conquered Satan. The celebration abruptly ends once the Devil discovers what happened at the tomb. His minions scurry like bugs do when a rock is turned over and they’re exposed to light…..they were exposed to Light! Hallelujah! He’s risen! Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone! Praise God, He’s Risen.
Prayer: Thank you dear Lord for the resurrection! Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Please speak to those who are lost, reveal Yourself to them this Resurrection Sunday and save them! Revive those who have grown cold and distant! In Jesus name we pray. Amen.