He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.
The world celebrated resurrection Sunday yesterday and it was a beautiful sight. God is indeed alive! When I was in primary school I acted as Christ in our Easter plays quite a number of times – yes I used to act, and I was pretty good at it (if I can say so myself). I would be tasked with reading through the story of Christ and like our drama teacher would say “internalize those words Sophie”. I remember how at the time it didn’t make much sense, the goal was to know my lines and act them out in front of the audience.
All this started making sense when I would hear a leader in church refer to the Bible during Holy Communion – I would remember reciting the same words. And I kept thinking how I hated when my friends had to fake beat me and abuse me, but this is what Christ actually went through for you, for me – it hit different!
The story of resurrection is a powerful one, that He was crucified, died and on the third day He resurrected. I like how the verse ends “come and see the place where He lay” seeing is believing right? The tomb is empty, He is no longer there! They remembered what He had said about the resurrection – isn’t that what happens when He fulfills His promises to us, when He answers our prayers – when we see what He has done, our faith is strengthened, and we are able to remember just what He said!
Easter is usually a reflective weekend and time for me, when I think about my life and whether I really understand the depth of what God did for me. I think about whether I believe that He was crucified, died, was buried, and on the third day He rose again – and does my heart accept that as the truth. He is a great God!
I know Easter weekend coming to an end, but the reality of what happened isn’t – this week continue reflecting on the resurrection of Christ. Let’s ask ourselves whether we celebrated the weekend because it was a holiday or because we also understand what Christ did for us, the love that He has for us, and the power that is in His story!
May we never take what Christ did for us for granted!
Have a blessed week, and remember He lives!