What would it have been like that very first Resurrection Sunday morning? Imagine. It’s almost dawn. The stillness of night has broken as a lone bird warbles the first song. Darkness is fleeing as light stretches across the eastern sky. The normal chain of night and day are continuing, although just a short while ago, darkness swept across the land for three hours as Jesus took our sin upon Him.
The grief that wants to shred our hearts in pieces almost overwhelms us as the thoughts of that awful day flood our minds. But wait. The stone–it’s not in front of the tomb anymore!
Yes, my friends. Jesus rose from the dead. He conquered sin forever. May His sacrifice for you — for me — sink deep into our hearts. May it overwhelm us with His eternal, steadfast love.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” — Romans 3:23
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” — Romans 5:8
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” — Isaiah 53:5-6
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” — Romans 10:9-10