And as they were afraid, and bowed down [their] faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5)
Praise God in all his glory for today we remember that we are no long dead! We have been given new life in eternity! Jesus lives! Let your faith come alive today! Let His love shine down on you and lift up your voices and hands in praise and honor!
It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles (Luke 24:10). Imagine the joy that filled their heart when they remembered that Jesus told them He would rise again!
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." (Luke 24:36). I do think that I, myself, would have fainted! Through the locked door He appeared assuring them that the scriptures, had in fact, been fulfilled!
Our sins were buried with Him and we no longer must suffer eternal damnation. With a humble heart and a righteous spirit, we come before Him and offer Him our lives. He has opened the gates of Heaven. He has opened our eyes so we can see. He has restored our hearing so we can hear. He has covered us with His blood so that when the angel of death approaches, he will pass over us and we will be taken home to be in His kingdom.
Do not hold on to the things of this world, because they will not last. Do not make work and money your god. Leave everything and follow Him! His gift is greater than any fortune you could amass here on earth! Do not look to be rich and powerful here - remember, this is not our home! Look to serve the Lord, your God, in anyway he sees fit to offer you. He will provide for your needs. He will bless your life! Remember that He has done all these things for you! Continue to do for others because it is what He asks of you, not because of what you will gain from it. Let yourself be led to a place of true happiness - let yourself be led by Jesus!