He has Risen

He is Risen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter all.

Matthew 28

28 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

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.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

5 comments

  1. 1
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    Amen!

  2. 2

    Hallelujah, hallelujah!

    I was recently reminded of the proof of the Resurrection after watching The Passion of the Christ with my family on Good Friday. There are those who say that the Disciples stole His body and hid it to advance a lie that He had risen. One needs to ask themselves though for what reason? People will lie to benefit themselves and once they no longer derive that benefit they will no longer preach a falsehood. The Disciples all, save one, suffered greatly to spread the truth of Christ’s resurrection. They were beheaded, dismembered, thrown to the lions, tortured, and died early and violent deaths. Would they have endured all that for a lie?

    One must also look at who they were before and after the Crucifixion. To be blunt, they were cowards. In the Garden when Jesus was arrested they all ran. Only Peter tried to protect Jesus, and even he later denied Christ three times. Only one was there when Christ died on the cross. And in the weeks after they all hid in fear behind locked doors. Then they suddenly burst forth to passionately evangelize and preach His word, having seen how gruesomely Christ had suffered, and knowing that they would all face the same tortures. And they did suffer greatly. So what could have possibly given them such courage? What could have energized them so? The only thing that could have was that they had indeed seen the Risen Lord and been touched by the Holy Spirit.

    That they had seen the Resurrected Christ is the only plausible explanation of how illiterate, cowardly fishermen could have risen up in the face of persecution, torture and death to build a Church that has withstood two millennia; written eloquent and deeply meaningful gospels that still speak to and offer solace, guidance and wisdom to so many. The world was changed that day from a barbaric Hell to a place where good conquers evil, where love motivates more than fear and hate. We as humans may fall, as did Christ while he carried the cross on the way to Golgotha, but we strive to be like Him, and in so doing we transcend the trappings and failings of mere humanity.

    Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, Blessed Be To God, for He has risen! Happy Easter my brothers and sisters in Christ.
    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. recently posted..He has RisenMy Profile

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    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. @ #:

    eloquently stated Crunch, it is indeed a glorious day.

    Blessings to you all here in the Rottie empire…….we will prevail

  4. 4
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    And the artist insists on imagining Him as a Gaul.

  5. 5
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Well, there actually is a school of thought that the Galileans, being a distinct group, had fairer hair and eyes than their fellow Judeans: note that they were easily recognized as such when they went into Jerusalem.

    We sang several of my favorite hymns at church yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Ny7B4KjQQ

    Happy Easter, all.