Sunday, March 31, 2002

Matthew 28:2

"And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it."
Matthew 28:2

What a great doorkeeper. :)  Sitting in church today the thing that I was thinking about is what it must have been like for the disciples... after Christ died, they must have wondered what was going on... why things were working out this way, and what they were supposed to do next.  Did they understand that Christ was going to be resurrected, and if so, did they believe it fully?  What amazing joy they must have felt when they saw him again, their friend that had died, and lived again... and all of us, who he lived and died for, join in that joy... death is not the end.  Christ overcame it.  Sin is not the end, because Christ suffered for us if we will just repent.  We have eternity... because Christ, who alone of all deserved eternal life through his own merits... suffered and died anyway, for us.  And then offered us the gift that we could never earn for ourselves.  Amazing... to think of eternity.  It changes everything.

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