Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Redeemer Lives!

Jesus has risen from the dead and was I praising the Lord for His gift?
No, all I was doing this morning was hustling to get ready for church and getting Easter baskets ready and wiping snotty noses and getting cranky from lack of sleep.

Mark 16:1-8
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' "

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

Lord, I repent for putting emphasis on the wrong things today. Today is the celebration of the precious gift you gave, Your sons life and then Resurrection. It's not about Easter baskets and bunnies. Thank you Lord that I can face death with confidence. Thank you that I can look forward to eternal life. Here and now, I can live in the power of His resurrection. There is no better gift or Holiday to celebrate. I love you Lord, THANK YOU!!!!!


Joy said...

Yes - what a great gift that we don't deserve! We deserve wrath, yet in His mercy, He has given us forgiveness, life and joy now and forever. Praising Him with you!

Anonymous said...

Amen, Amber! I totally agree with you. Christmas is where it all started....but Easter is WHERE IT ALL ENDED!!!! (death where is thy sting?) He is risen indeed!! Love, Mom