“Then as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’” And they remembered His words.” Luke 24:6-8
This must have been quite an experience for these women. It was very early in the morning, may have even still been dark. The grieving women went in to the tomb to say there last goodbyes and found nothing, no body. Now distressed at the thought someone stole their masters body, they stumble out of the tomb confused and upset. The next thing they see in the dim light are the mysterious men in shining garments proclaiming to the scared group that Jesus has risen. That must have been quite a shock, but they than recall Jesus’s words and immediately they are filled with joy!
I can only stand in awe when I read these verses. Imagining that scene and picturing myself standing there. I can only imagine the day when I can see Him, how awesome that will be. When I thought about these verses I wondered how come no one over the last few days thought that Jesus might not be in the tomb? The Pharisees even remembered Jesus’ words and asked for guards to be posted at the tomb. Than I think, this world can be confusing and emotions take over and I forget Gods promises. These verses are a great place to rest when feeling confused and to remember what He has done.
Thank you for salvation, thank you for paying the ultimate price. Words are not enough to express my gratitude for saving me. Move me to open my mouth and be bold and to share your gospel with a hurting world.