Very early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went to the tomb, bringing the fragrant spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. They didn’t know what to make of this. Suddenly, two men were standing beside them in gleaming bright clothing. The women were frightened and bowed their faces toward the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He isn’t here, but has been raised. Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee, that the Human One must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then they remembered his words. When they returned from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. Their words struck the apostles as nonsense, and they didn’t believe the women. But Peter ran to the tomb. When he bent over to look inside, he saw only the linen cloth. Then he returned home, wondering what had happened. (Luke 24:1-12, CEB)
Alleluia Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
Jesus isn’t in the tomb because he told the disciples, “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in three days.” Jesus would not be held down by death because death is not the end, but a step in the journey we all take.
Jesus leads us on a journey that will not make any sense to us as we are going. But will when we can look back over it at the end.
Know that the journey with Jesus will be something we do not always understand but it is worth the following because it will be the best journey any of us can take.
Be confused and wonder where you are going, but hold on for the ride of your life.
Happy Easter. Show the world love.
Loving People. Loving God.