Memory Monday – Week 90

Today, I’m sharing another verse about the resurrection of Jesus. You can never have too many verses on this the most important fact of history. The context around verses 5-6 is too good to exclude, so I wanted to share it all,

“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ Then they remembered his words.” Luke 24:1-8

In the verses prior Jesus died on the cross and was laid in the tomb. On the third day, two Galilean women went to visit Jesus at the tomb, but the stone was rolled away. While the two women react in fright and were surprised, two angels appeared and asked them, “why do you look for the living among the dead“. What a powerful question. Just as was predicted, Jesus rose! So why were they surprised? They overlooked the truth that was already spoken and instead focused on their current situation. It was hard for them to understand why He wasn’t there, even though they were told His resurrection would happen.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the legalistic or religious views of life. When we look towards these views it makes it hard to find Jesus, especially when we focus on the efforts of humans and this world. Just as the two women were looking for his dead body, we too look towards dead situations. Jesus wants to bring life to your dead situations. He doesn’t want you to focus on what the world says about your situation, but instead He wants you to focus on who He is – life! He brings life to all ares: Finances, relationships, jobs, marriages, churches, fertility, etc. Jesus IS life. Invite Him into all your dead situations.

Jesus already destroyed sin and desires every one of us to live an abundant life. It’s up to us to take hold of what He has already purchased. He isn’t in that tomb. He is ALIVE!

Memory Monday - Week 90

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8 Comments
  • ellesees.blogspot.com
    Posted at 06:42h, 06 April Reply

    He has risen, indeed! such a hopeful verse that is still powerful when i hear it every Easter

  • Kelly @ Southern Komfort Blog
    Posted at 09:37h, 06 April Reply

    The story of Jesus’ resurrection is one that I will NEVER tire of hearing 🙂

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:28h, 06 April Reply

    The pastor at the church we went to on Easter was talking about that – we talk about the resurrection all year long, but Easter is the DAY where it all comes together. What a thing to celebrate!!!!

  • Elisha
    Posted at 16:47h, 06 April Reply

    what a great verse! Thanks for sharing girlie! Every day it’s a struggle to not look for the dead, but so worth it to find the living! xo

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 20:01h, 06 April Reply

    Oooh, I love this reminder about how we often look at things from a very humanistic perspective rather than from the stand point of truth. So wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing my friend!
    xoxo

  • Cherl Smith
    Posted at 00:43h, 07 April Reply

    YES, praise His name! I love what you said about how Jesus wants to bring life to our “dead situations”. That is so true. I had never thought of it that way. I recently heard someone say that the conditions for a miracle are difficulties; the conditions for a great miracle are impossibilities. The more “dead” or impossible our situation, the greater the miracle when God brings it to pass and breathes life into it. Your post also made me think of the valley of dry bones in the Bible and how the question was asked in Ezekiel 37:3, “Can these bones live?”, and the answer was given to prophesy to the bones and to tell them to hear the Word of the Lord. Speaking the Life-giving Word over our situations, as you so often remind us to do, is the key. I received so much encouragement from this post. I can’t thank you enough for being so faithful to mind God and regularly post such truth here. I look so forward to what He gives you, and I always know it will lift my eyes to Him and what He can do, in spite of how bad things look. Praying for you often, sweet friend. 🙂

  • Angela
    Posted at 14:00h, 07 April Reply

    Such an important reminder, not only near Easter but every day!

  • Tiffany | A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 23:04h, 07 April Reply

    Our pastor talked about this verse specifically on Easter. I love how you said Jesus wants to bring life to our dead situations. Totally in agreement!

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