Mark 16:6 An Empty Tomb!

Empty grave

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:6 

Easter is a holiday that is celebrated around the world. Children all over the world are often looking forward to candy and the Easter bunny. The majority of the focus is on the candy and having a fun time.

While searching for eggs and candy is going on, there are also many people talking about Jesus. The same questions arise every year around the world: Who was Jesus? Was Jesus real? What did Jesus teach? Did Jesus rise from the dead?

From the world’s point of view, it does not make sense that Jesus rose from the dead. No one rises from the dead, or he was not really dead.

Many people had been standing there watching as Jesus was crucified on the cross. They saw Him physically die and get buried in a tomb. As this occurred they had forgotten what Jesus had said would happen.

Three days later as some women went to the tomb, they got there and found out that His body was no longer there. They were afraid. Yet, an angel was there who told them not to be afraid, because Jesus had risen just as He said He would.

The world tries to deny that Jesus did actually rise from the dead. If He did rise from the dead, then it means He was right. If He was right, that also means that people are dead in sins, unless they turn to Him. The world does not want to be wrong, so they continue to deny the truth. They do not want to change their ways to follow God.

As a believer, you can be confident that Jesus did rise from the dead. And if He rose from the dead, He will forgive you and save you for all eternity.

Give your life to God and follow Jesus. He is the conqueror of life and death, nothing can destroy Him.

Today celebrate what Jesus did for you by dying upon the cross so that you may live for all eternity. Do not be like the world and question whether Jesus is alive.

He is alive!

Know this and believe it!

Let the world know that Jesus is alive today and the tomb is empty.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know that Jesus is alive; that you will tell others that Jesus is alive; and that you will serve God with all of your life.

Matthew 28:7 Go Quickly And Tell

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 28:7

After the Sabbath the women had decided to go to the grave of Jesus. When they arrived at the tomb, there was an angel there. He told them to go quickly and tell his disciples that He had risen from the dead and that they will see Him soon.

This is a reminder that Jesus had risen from the dead. Now it is the mission of every believer to go quickly and tell the world that He has risen and provides salvation for all who believe.

Each day you get up, not just on Easter, go quickly and tell everyone you can that Jesus is alive and still provides salvation to all who believe. That was the mission of Jesus and that is your mission today.

Don’t just tell people Jesus had risen on Easter Sunday, tell them everyday of the year.

Who can you tell today?

And tomorrow?

And every day after that?

Happy Easter! May all the world know that Jesus is risen.