Mark 16:1-9 (NIV)
Jesus Has Risen
16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” 8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
We have already celebrated Easter this year but as Christians we ought to celebrate Easter everyday. We are a resurrected people and we should “live” each day with the joy of knowing we serve a risen Saviour.
I serve a risen Savior, he’s in the world today; I know that he is living, whatever others say; I see his hand of mercy, I hear his voice of cheer, and just the time I need him he’s always near.
He lives, he lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me
along life’s narrow way. He lives, he lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know he lives? He lives within my heart.
In all the world around me I see his loving care, and though my heart grows weary, I never will despair; I know that he is leading through all the stormy blast, the day of his appearing will come at last. Alfred Henry Ackley
Heavenly Father, we thank you that we serve a risen Savior and that he is always present to us. My we live in love and joy. Amen.