Scriptures tell us of the burial of Jesus Christ. He was taken down from the cross on Preparation Day (Friday according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - all four Gospels) and preparation began for burial in a tomb according to Jewish customs. He was placed in a tomb and the woman began to prepare more spices and cloth needed for Jewish burial traditions. However, the next day, Saturday, was Sabbath; so they rested.
The first day of the week, known in Jewish times as sundown on Saturday evening, the women went on the their way to the tomb to finish preparing Jesus's body for burial. When they had discovered the boulder had been rolled away and the body was gone, they ran back to tell the others. "It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary, the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened." Luke 24:9-12
Here we see how exciting and confusing this day must have been to those who followed Jesus Christ. Peter, walked away knowing something miraculous had happened. Later we see where Jesus actually appears to the disciples and even Thomas (famous doubting Thomas) believes.
Tomorrow we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior! We will celebrate how He overcome death by God's command! We will celebrate the fact that we may have eternal life as well and be risen with our Lord! I have always said that Jesus being crucified on the cross was the greatest event in history for me, but I have to say that the resurrection would hold a CLOSE second. The resurrection was the answer that everyone was waiting for back then. The followers of Jesus, the disciples, and even those of fought against Jesus, (the Pharisees); they were all waiting to see if God could really raise Jesus from the dead and bring Him back to life. HE DID!!!
Thousands of years have passed and to this day people are still doubting. Scientist are still trying to find facts that this did not happen. They are trying to find evidence that the Scriptures are not Truth. For thousands of years, 100's have tried to dispute the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS ---- funny, it only took Jesus Christ 33 years to change the future of the world and everyone in it!!!!
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST MY SAVIOR! I BELIEVE IN THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST BY THE VIRGIN MARY! I BELIEVE IN THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST AND HOW HE CAME TO TEACH AND SAVE! I BELIEVE THEY CRUCIFIED THE KING OF KINGS! I BELIEVE THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD AND THAT HE APPEARED TO THE DISCIPLES! I BELIEVE THAT ANYONE WHO BELIEVES TODAY AND FOLLOWS HIS COMMANDS IN SCRIPTURE WILL SEE HIM AGAIN IN ETERNAL LIFE!
NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE THOSE BELIEFS FROM ME!!!!
Lori - Author/Speaker
I can honestly say that no one has ever called me "normal"! That is just fine with me! God created me to stand out, be different, be weird, and not blend in with the world.
There are definately many personalities floating around in my mind. This makes for quite an interesting day with me! It is "Grand Central Station" up there! I have even 'named them'! (Don't send in the troops just yet)
The great thing about having such diversity is that there is never a dull moment with me! I always make sure that heading up this little party in my mind is the Lord God Himself!
God has shown me how to embrace the 'fun' inside me and use it to better His Kingdom! I have found that I don't have to be a 'stick in the mud' to be a Christian. I am a child of God! I am a Chrsitian! I am a follower of Christ! I AM HIS! Every day I am working toward becoming a better Disciple! I will NEVER be perfect - but I am SAVED; so that is all that matters!!