The Morning After

I was just thinking, this is the morning after Easter. The morning when the two Mary’s went to the tomb.

“After the Sabbath, as the first light of the new week dawned, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to keep vigil at the tomb. Suddenly the earth reeled and rocked under their feet as God’s angel came down from heaven, came right up to where they were standing. He rolled back the stone and then sat on it. Shafts of lightning blazed from him. His garments shimmered snow-white. The guards at the tomb were scared to death. They were so frightened, they couldn’t move.

“The angel spoke to the women: “There is nothing to fear here. I know you’re looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. He is not here. He was raised, just as he said. Come and look at the place where he was placed.

““Now, get on your way quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He is risen from the dead. He is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there.’ That’s the message.” Matthew 28:1-7

That happened all before they had their first cup of coffee! I can’t imagine what that must have felt like. They must have thought they were dreaming. They probably were thankful they at least went together because they had a witness that they both saw the same thing.

Crazy, right? They had witnessed the most horrible weekend only to be blown away by angels on Monday morning.

So you see, your Monday could be worse. You could have watched your son be crucified and wondered what kind of Father would allow that? Not everyone understood even though Jesus warned them. Monday for Jesus was spent in hell taking back the keys of death, hell and the grave. He had an agenda; the will of the Father was His primary goal. Your Monday may be horrible. You may have a bad job, minus bank account or even lost everything. Count your blessings, you didn’t go through what Jesus did or the two Mary’s.

So happy Monday to all of you as you ponder this Monday morning. He is risen indeed!

Sandy G


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