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Jesus Has Risen
“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled
away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here; He Has Risen!
~~Luke 24:1-6 (NIV)
Without the resurrection, we would not be Easter people! Without the empty tomb, we would not have hope for eternity! Easter shows us that transformation can take place, in our lives and the lives of other Christians.
We know that life is a journey and that transformation is a gradual process – but that doesn’t stop us from wanting to change. God calls us to be transformed and to share our changed live with others. Anytime I have the privilege to share in a conversation with someone about their faith, one current theme is present: the desire for spiritual transformation.
That transformation takes time – but, unfortunately, we aren’t always willing to invest the time that is necessary in the instant-gratification world in which we live. As today’s followers of Christ, we need to take our cues from the original disciples and breathe in every moment, every experience.
“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” the angels asked the women when they went to the tomb to look for Jesus’ body. Jesus has Risen! Jesus is in the present and the future. He is the one who transforms us into a new creation through His death and resurrection. We are to look for the living Christ amongst our everyday living.
Be an Easter people! Celebrate His resurrection with your entire life. Spread the news to all of the world and make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!