After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” Matthew 28:1-7
As you read this on Easter morning, know that the same God who raised Jesus from the dead is still very much alive and active in this crazy world we live in.
None of us truly “get” what’s going on around us in these tumultuous times, and we can’t possibly surmise where or when it will end, but know this:
Jesus is no longer in the tomb; He has risen.
Jesus, the risen Son of God, is our only hope in the midst of uncertainty.
He invites us to worship and honor him in all we say and do.
Jesus Christ is our risen Savior!