Remember Jesus

On a Friday like today, Jesus was nailed to the cross about 9:00am. Here in Trenton, FL as I write that’s only 30 minutes from now. On a day like today, Jesus hung on that cross from 9:00am until 3:00pm. 6 HOURS He hung on the cross. For 6 hours He bore our sins on the tree. Remember what kind of day this was nearly 2,000 years ago. Does it mean anything to you? If not, look longer at the cross and see what Jesus did for you.

Remember that on a day like tomorrow, nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus was in Hades (realm of the dead) and His body lay in a tomb because He died for me and you. His disciples were in mourning. The wicked men who killed Him were rejoicing. But wait until Sunday. Just wait.

On a Sunday, early in the morning, there was an empty tomb. Why is that significant? Because the body of Jesus of Nazareth used to occupy it. How is that possible? Look for yourself:

Matthew 28:1-10 (ESV): Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, as He said. Come, see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell My brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

To Jesus be glory and praise due His great name!


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