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The Sunday Salon    
"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, 'Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.' And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened." Luke 24:1-12 ESV

In the past week I have read the Easter story out of all 4 Gospels, Psalm 22, Isaiah 53, and Zechariah 12:10.
I also read Isaiah chapter 60 for BSF.

I thought about writing a piece for Easter, but could not come up with any ideas, even after praying about it.
Then I realized that not even the most gifted writer, could out do the greatest story that there is, and that is the story of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. My prayer is that you have given thought to what Easter means to you personally. Maybe this weekend you have read from at least 1 of the Gospel accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus, His burial, and His resurrection. But, the most important question that you will ever answer is who is Jesus to you? Was he just a man, a very good man? Maybe a prophet, or teacher? Maybe he is only a historical figure to you? Jesus asked the disciples this question, "Who do you say that I am? Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Matthew 16:15-16 ESV

Jesus is my Redeemer, Savior, Mediator, Teacher, The Guarantor of a Better Covenant, my Immanuel, Creator, Friend, Confidant, Name Above All Names, The Perfect Sinless Lamb, He is the I AM, The Great Physician, and He is my Lord God Almighty.

"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2:5-11 ESV

Blissful Reading!


Becky said…
I hope you have a great Easter, Annette!!!