Easter Sunday, April 20
Read Matthew 28:1-10
But the angel said to the women…”Now hurry, go and tell his disciples, ‘He’s been raised
from the dead…’” Matthew 28:5-7.
So much of our lives we are told to slow down and don’t be in such a hurry. But the message of the angel to the women on that Easter morning was the opposite. They were told to hurry and tell the others that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead. There is urgency in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
Much is at stake; people are waiting for someone to offer the life that only the resurrected Christ can give. People are living in the dark and we have the Light of the World to give to them and bring them out of their darkness. We have what the world needs, the Living Lord of all Creation ready to raise us up from death to life. Life is short and we never know when life might end for any of us; so we who have met the risen Lord must hurry. We have a glorious message to tell and a world that is waiting to hear: “Christ is risen!”
– David Lord