“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.” John 20:1-10
There have been many important dates in the history of the world. One could argue that many of those dates did in fact change the world. The fall of man into sin. The Exodus. The birth of Christ. The fall of Rome. The Reformation. “D” Day in WWII. If we were to look at any period of history, we could undoubtedly find some life changing dates.
If the past several weeks has shown us anything it shows us that life is always changing. Right now, we are concerned with the current crisis we are in. And rightly so! We desire and we pray for wisdom for our leaders and for healing for those who are sick and protection for friends and family. None of us can predict the future. None of us knows when this current crisis will end or how it will end.
Buy there is one day more than any other that really did change the world forever. The day that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day. The day when He redeemed a people for Himself. The day that we celebrate every Lord’s Day as we commemorate the first day of the week and proclaim our faith in Christ.
My life is forever changed because of what Jesus Christ has done for me. Forever! Diseases will come and go. Governments will rise and fall. But throughout the ages, the Gospel remains true.
Today cling to that truth and tell someone else about the day that changed the world.Even if you are only sharing that good news with those in your home.We all need to be reminded where we are to put our hope and our trust.