Easter Sunday 2012
New International Version (NIV)
The Empty Tomb1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” 3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)
The brightest light shining today is the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.
There are many symbols of Easter always signifying new life.
My Knockout Roses are budding out and just ready to bloom.
New life was there even before it was seen.
As on the day Jesus rose from the dead new life was in store for all who believe in His teachings.
A robin's nest high up in the Riverbirch tree as seen from our upstairs window.
May the joy of the risen Savior be yours forever.
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