March 30, 2023

Mark 16:1-8 (HCSB)
1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so they could go and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb at sunrise. 3 They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?" 4 Looking up, they observed that the stone-which was very large-had been rolled away. 5 When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed. 6 "Don't be alarmed," he told them. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been resurrected! He is not here! See the place where they put Him. 7 But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.' " 8 So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling and astonishment overwhelmed them. And they said nothing to anyone, since they were afraid.

Joel Robertson  
“The ancient promise that we waited for so long/ Has gone away/ All hope is lost, left upon that cross/ A blood stained robe/ It seems redemption’s dream has died.../ All foretold this was supposed to end so differently.../ Another cycle just the same/ Is this the end of Promise/ Dying all alone?” Easter by Theocracy. The burial rites were not complete. The women didn’t know what else to do. His disciples were in hiding. Was this just another empty promise? Who had they trusted in? The stone, so massive, has been rolled away! The stone was not moved for the benefit of Jesus, but for ours. We needed to see that He who was dead is now alive! Don’t seek the Living from among the dead!

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