Jesus Has Risen

A devotion on Mark 16:6-8

He said to them, “Don’t be amazed. You seek Jesus, the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him! But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see him, as he said to you.’” They went out, and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had come on them. They said nothing to anyone; for they were afraid.
–Mark 16:6-8

Jesus has risen!

To Jesus’ disciples, His resurrection was a time of triumph, of victory, of joy, worship and celebration. After Jesus’ return to heaven, the disciples spent the remainder of their lives letting people know about the Risen Christ and the gift of salvation that comes only through Him.

For those of us who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, His resurrection gives us the hope of conquering death and spending eternity with Him and the Father in heaven.

What’s more, the resurrection is the foundation on which we live our lives — lives that display compassion, joy, a desire for others to know Jesus personally, and a Christ-like love for all.

If you do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Savior, let the Bible show you the way.

Read it. Listen to what it has to say. Learn from it and from the wisdom of those who understand its great message. Then express your gratitude to Jesus for giving us the assurance of resurrection through His own example.

Let the risen Lord inspire you to live victoriously and with the faith and knowledge that you will share eternity with Him and the Father.

Yes, Jesus has risen… He is risen, indeed! Hallelujah!

Prayer

Dear God, Thank You for sending Your Son to pay the price for my sins. Oh, how I love Jesus, and thank Him for His staggering sacrifice. May I never fail to deliver the Good News You have given me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

How can I consistently make Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection for my sake more real and more compelling in my daily life?