The Resurrected Jesus: Something Powerful Happened
The Resurrection was something powerful, unbelievable, fearful.
For the disciples, women and men, God was in charge and sent a messenger, an angel, to calm their fear and bring them good news.
Belief in life beyond death brings to Christians ultimate hope when faced with the tribulations, unfairness and injustices of the world.
Preparation: Begin by stilling, then dedicating the time of prayer to God and asking God that all you think, feel and imagine are for the glory of God.
Gift: Ask for what you desire. Suggestion: To experience the risen Lord in your life.
Setting: Imagine you are one of the Mary’s or a guard, or an angel.
Allow time to imagine the earthquake, the strange happenings.
How might you feel?
Matthew 28:1-10 HCSB
After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to view the tomb.
Suddenly there was a violent earthquake,
because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb.
He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his robe was as white as snow.
The guards were so shaken from fear of him that they became like dead men.
But the angel told the women,
“Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here!
For He has been resurrected, just as He said.
Come and see the place where He lay.
Then go quickly and tell His disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead.
In fact, He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there.’
Listen, I have told you.”
So, departing quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy,
they ran to tell His disciples the news.
Just then Jesus met them and said, “Good morning!”
They came up, took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him.
Then Jesus told them,
“Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brothers to leave for Galilee,
and they will see Me there.”.
Conversation: Talk to the resurrected Jesus. What might you want to say?
How do you imagine he might reply to you?
Final Prayer: End with a formal prayer such as the Lord’s Prayer/Our Father.
Today’s Music: Go Tell the World, sung by Phillippa Hanna
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