Read Luke 23:50-56, and Luke 24:1-8
Good morning friends. I have something special to tell you today! Have you heard the news?
He is risen!!! What a miraculous promise fulfilled! The ladies that had went to the tomb on that Resurrection day was going to perform a ritualistic custom of that day, but to their amazement Jesus changed their plans. Has He ever changed your plans?
Beth talked about the angels that were there at the tomb, one at the head and one at the foot where Jesus’ body previously resided. I love the comparison of the “mercy seat” with the tomb. The cherubs on the mercy seat were placed at the exact positions. What an awesome sight that must have been! All the worrying the women had done about the soldiers and the stone was already taken care of before they arrived. Isn’t that just like God- always ahead, taking care of every need. He is so good!
Another part that I really was excited about was vs. 6. Beth elaborated on these words and it stuck with me. “Remember how He told you…” Beth asks: “Beloved, have you forgotten something He told you?” My mind automatically started racing away with me, thinking about promises I’ve read in His word that started ringing in my ears…..One of my favorite is Isaiah 59:1, (please allow me to share it again, if I’ve shared it before, it bears repeating) it says: “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear;” He has heard our prayers friend, and His hand is big enough!!
Had He not risen, we would have no hope, but He fulfilled the plan. We have a hope of eternal life!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the promises you’ve given us. Thank you for saving faith! Your grace is sufficient for our needs today. May we be mindful today of the cross, the suffering, the death, the Resurrection, and eternal life you have given us. This holiday season always brings us back to you and everything you have done for us. I love you more each day. This precious study has drawn us closer to you. Bless Beth Moore for writing this study and sharing her heart, help her to continue to listen your voice as she writes and anoint her heart. Thank you again for all the dear sisters in our study. Show them more promises in your word that is written with each one of them in mind. With a thankful heart I pray in Jesus Holy name–Amen.
*An old chorus comes to mind…. “From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, the name of the Lord is to be prai—sed, from the rising of the sOn, the name of the Lord is to be praised.“
Keeping the Faith,