Luke 24: 3-6

But when they entered, the did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them… ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!’”

Insight: “He is not here; he has risen!” - are there any words in Scripture that are more life changing than these seven? The women who first heard them probably had no idea how all of time and eternity were completely changed by the ripple effect that started when Jesus took His first step out of the tomb, dealing death & sin a final, fatal blow. Hallelujah!!! Because of the resurrection of Jesus, we ourselves no longer need to live among the dead either. His new life brings us new life!

Prayer: Father, thank You for victory You won over death and sin when Jesus stepped out of that tomb. Thank You that because of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection that victory is now mine as well. Sin, and even death, no longer have a lasting hold on my life. When I face battles in my day to day life, help me to remember that the greatest, most crucial battle has already been won!