“Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’–and that he had said these things to her” (John 20:18).
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! We don’t have to wait until Easter to give this glad tiding. Today we celebrate the resurrection, God’s final victory over death and Satan. Isaiah’s prophecy has come to pass. “Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities” (Isaiah 53:11).
The apostle Paul taught that without the resurrection, our faith in Christ would be in vain. Yet there are many who call themselves Christians, but deny the resurrection. Clearly, there is much work yet to be done. Satan may not have any dominion over us who are saved, but his whisper is still heard throughout the land. He knows he is defeated, that he will no longer rule. But he will take as many with him as he can.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for giving me faith that does not depend upon the evidence of my eyes, but only upon You and Your promise. Sustain me in my faith, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
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