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. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:2-6

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is everything. Sean McDowell (Christian Apologist) captures its significance,

Everything Jesus taught and lived for depended upon his death and resurrection. All the promises and prophecies in the Bible depend on the resurrection. The whole history of God’s plan to restore his relationship with man and woman depends on the resurrection. It is not overstating the facts at all to say that the resurrection of Jesus is the single most important event in the history of the world.

The resurrection confirms to us that God exists. That Jesus was God’s chosen one. That Jesus’ teachings were true. That the promises of the Old Testament were prophetic. That the God of the Bible is faithful to His promises and people. That sin and salvation for sins is possible. That death is not the end. That God has the power to raise us from the dead.

The resurrection is the greatest statement of reality and hope. For those who trust in Jesus, it is confirmation that we can live, love and suffer in assurance that what is to come is better.

Let’s rejoice today that Jesus is risen.

For Today:
  • Do you believe in Jesus’ resurrection?
  • Why does the resurrection matter to you today?
  • How are you going to celebrate His resurrection?

  • Praise the Father for His resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead. 
  • Give thanks that Christ is alive and intercedes for us in heaven. 
  • Ask God for His Holy Spirit to help you and others look in hope to the resurrection.
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