He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed.
At the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from Heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.
And for fear of him the guards shook and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, “Fear ye not, for I know that ye seek Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and behold, He goeth before you into Galilee. There shall ye see Him. Lo, I have told you.”
And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.
And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “All hail.” And they came, and held Him by the feet, and worshiped Him.
Then said Jesus unto them, “Be not afraid. Go tell My brethren to go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me.”
Now when they were going, behold, some of the guards came into the city and reported unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
And when they were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave a large sum of money unto the soldiers, saying, “Say ye, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept.’
And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him and secure you.”
So they took the money, and did as they were taught; and this account is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee onto a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, “All power is given unto Me in Heaven and on earth.
Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
-- Matthew 28Amen.
There is much that is wrong and evil in this world. There is much that stands against the eternal Truth. But let us never forget the sacrifice of one man, made so that evil would never triumph, so that the Word would never be forgotten.
I thank you for visiting, for reading, and for commenting. I write almost entirely for my own amusement and education, but your presence here is a great reward in and of itself. May the blessings and light of God and His Truth bring you peace this Easter.