Wednesday Wallpaper: He Is Not Here, But Has Risen

Scriptures: Luke 24:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:14-17

The resurrection of Jesus is critical to our belief. The apostle Paul urged us to “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” (2 Tim. 2:8) because all of Christianity hinges on His resurrection (1 Cor. 15:14-17). On that spectacular Sunday morning, the gospels tell us that Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James), Salome, and Joanna visited the tomb where Jesus’ body was buried.

When they arrived, they were astonished to find the tomb open and the body missing. An angel appeared to them and said, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” This wallpaper recalls the resurrection of Jesus. He is not dead. He is alive.

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. (Lk. 24:1-10)

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