Easter and Worry

Sunday we celebrate Easter!  The biggest day of the year for most churches.  It is a day packed with anticipation as we worship and rejoice over the victory that Jesus won over sin at Calvary and through His resurrection.  I pray that we all see people come to Christ and Christians drawn closer to the Lord. Let's pray for every aspect of our services and for every life that walks through the door.

Mark 16:1-8 (NKJV)
 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2  Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3  And they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?" 4  But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away--for it was very large. 5  And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6  But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7  But go, tell His disciples--and Peter--that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you." 8  So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

When the women went to the tomb, they were worried about things beyond their control, such as who would roll away the stone to open the grave.  One writer has said, "Jesus opened the door, not to let Him out, but to let us in. "  The grave could not hold the Creator of the world, the Master of the sea, this God-man the Lord Jesus Christ.

May we be reminded this Easter that there are always things out of our control, and the Lord is big enough to handle it.  May we surrender our hearts and our lives to the one is already knows what we need.

Have a great Easter!  Jesus is alive!


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