On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified, and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. – Luke 24:1-8
Jesus has risen! Always remember! This truth changes everything! This truth changes every one of us who would ever believe!
Jesus has conquered the power of sin! Jesus laid down His pure life to purify us by His own blood shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. And through this act of ultimate love, Jesus bore the full punishment of our condemnation and separation from our Holy, Creator God. And now we who trust in Jesus as our Messiah, as our eternal Savior, may approach our Heavenly Father as His holy and dearly loved children!
Jesus has risen! Always remember! Jesus has conquered the power of death! Our Lord Jesus could not be bound by the cords of death. He is the Lord of Life – the One who holds all power and authority to eternally conquer death and to grant eternal life to all who believe. Jesus Himself assured us of this great hope and this great victory over death:
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” – John 5:24
Jesus has risen! Always remember!
Jesus desires each one of us to hear and believe His Words of grace and truth:
I died for your sins. I alone could do this. You are forgiven. You are set free of all blame and all shame. I bore all sin for all time, all for your freedom!
I have eternal life to give you. I alone could do this. You need never fear death again. I swallowed it up in full victory. Death cannot hold my children. I have already rescued you from death and brought you into the promised eternal life with me!
Jesus has risen! Always remember! You have a decision to make. We all have a decision to make about Jesus. Believe the message of Jesus and receive the salvation and eternal life that come through Jesus Christ alone. Ask Jesus, even now, to be your Savior. Let God know that you believe that Jesus is His Son who died for your sins and rose from the dead to give you eternal life. God loves you so much. Your Heavenly Father wants you to hear and believe. God wants you to be set free from the power of sin and the punishment of death. God wants you to know the total forgiveness that Jesus alone offers and the hope and joy of eternal life with Him – the Holy God over all creation! Believe. And thank God for loving you so very much that He gave His Son for your salvation. Thank God for hearing your heart and accepting your belief in Jesus as your Savior. Tell someone about your life-saving, life-transforming decision to trust in Jesus!
Jesus has risen! Always remember! And always live like you remember!