"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.'"
(Notice the stone was still in place- Nothing can keep Jesus from us!)
The angel looked at the women, and spoke words that transformed them from hopeless to hope-filled: "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" ~Matthew 28:5-7.
We can't imagine this deal! Going to bed the night before, exhausted, beat down, confused, frustrated....and waking up to this!?!?
Are you kidding me!!!! Hope wasn't dead. Jesus was alive!
Hopefully, we too will learn the lesson of the disciples.
When God is involved, things aren't always what they seem.
Thank you God, for what You have done...for what You are doing and what You will do. Please forgive me for not deserving any of it, and yet, you never waver. I love you very much.
In His Risen Dust,