He Is Risen
"He isn't here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying." - Matthew 28:6
In church services across the world the phrase “He is risen” will be spoken and repeated countless times. This weekend, I have said that phrase many times in my head and have pondered what this phrase really means to me as a follower of Jesus.
He is risen (Jesus resurrection) is key to our faith as followers of Christ. Just as He promised (Matthew 12:40; 16:21; 20:19; 26:32), Jesus rose from the dead. Therefore, we can trust in Jesus and His promises. Not just in the moments when life is going well for us, but we can also trust in Jesus in the darkest times of our lives.
If you think about it, the two days prior to Jesus resurrection had to have been the darkest times for his followers. After the events of Friday and the silence of Saturday, nobody believed that Jesus was alive. Many of his followers must have been thinking that Jesus failed, but then, just as he said would happen, He was raised on the third day (Matthew 16:21). He is risen!
So, what dark moment are you facing in your life? What prayers aren’t you having answered? Are you doubting Jesus or are you trusting Him, because He promises to be with you always even to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20)
"For nothing is impossible with God." - Luke 1:37