Resurrection Sunday (April 21, 2019)

Today is the day we celebrate not only the man who died for us, but the man who rose with all power in His hands. And for that, I’m forever grateful. Various scriptures tell the story of the empty tomb and how an angel met the women who came to anoint Jesus’ body with sweet spices; but in Luke chapter 24, it says the angel reminded them of what Jesus said about His death and His resurrection and they remembered (verse 8). Their remembrance was enough for them to believe.

God has told us many things concerning our lives and we’ve forgotten. We become sad about our current situation because we forgot what is to come. We sit at an empty tomb crying over a conquered grave. And unfortunately, when someone brings it to our remembrance, it’s not enough for us to believe. The women at the tomb didn’t need to see Jesus to know He was alive. They simply remembered what He said and believed. In that same chapter, when they told the apostles, the apostles did not believe. Those who walked and talked with Jesus, who probably knew him better than anyone else, did not believe; they did not remember. They wanted to see for themselves.

Don’t be like the apostles, be like those women. Let remembering what He said be enough to believe what He’s done and is going to do.

Luke 24:8 And they remembered his words.