Monday, March 25, 2019

He is Risen!

He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Matthew 28:6a

Hello Friends!

Our Savior is risen! And since we have the whole story in the Bible, we understand what happened. But, can you imagine what Jesus' friends and disciples were thinking as they experienced His death and resurrection? Yes, He had told them what was to come. But they didn't understand. They didn't have our hind-sight. And they had their own expectations and assumptions of what Jesus was there to do.

So imagine...imagine that the Man you had followed and learned from and loved, the Man you had dropped everything for and devoted your life to, was killed. He was arrested, beaten and whipped horribly, and then crucified- an awful death. And you saw it all. Can you imagine watching a loved one endure that? I can't. You're broken. You're desperately sad. You're disillusioned. You're alone. You really can't comprehend what just happened.

His body is taken down from the cross and prepared for burial. He was laid in the tomb and a huge stone was rolled against the entrance. It was over. Jesus was gone. You thought you'd never see Him again. Your expectations and assumptions of what and who Jesus was were dashed. Can you imagine?

After the Sabbath, early in the morning, you go to His tomb, and WHAT??!! The stone is rolled away and an angel is sitting on it? How do you respond to that? Can you imagine what those women were feeling and thinking?

And then the angel speaks. He tells you not to be afraid. He tells you that Jesus is risen. He tells you to tell the disciples and that you will see Jesus in Galilee. What does this all mean? Could it really be true? Can you imagine?

Our God is such a big God that He can do the unimaginable. It was true. Jesus rose from the dead. HE IS ALIVE! And because He is alive, we can have eternal life. Thank You, Lord! He is the Giver of life, the Forgiver of sins, the Redeemer of anyone who comes to Him. He is our glorious God. He, and only He, deserves all praise. Let us be grateful and joyous in this Easter season. He is alive!

Page details: I used a new set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called He is Risen. I LOVE this set! I made the tomb mosaic by drawing different shapes with a Micron pen. I also used watercolor crayons and Prismacolor pencils.

Have a blessed week! Andrea

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