The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 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.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 28:5-10
This is a wonderfully encouraging portion of scripture. We see an angel encouraging and comforting the women, then Jesus himself comforting them. We see their supreme joy in learning that Jesus is risen and will appear to them in Galilee. What is your response to Jesus today? Are you filled with joy at his resurrection? Do you want to run and tell others that He Lives! Are you ready and willing to fall down at His feet and worship Him?
Meeting Jesus demands a response. Hebrews 11:6 puts it this way: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who come to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Will you respond to Jesus today in faith? Will you respond to the statement -He is risen with “He is risen indeed!”? Claim the risen Christ as your Savior today. Rejoice with believers today that He is Alive and claim your life anew in Him.
He has risen. He has risen indeed!,
Praise Him Today!!