Our Daily Elder Devotional
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Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.
The Greatest Message
Matthew 28:5New King James Version (NKJV)
5 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified”.
On the third day after Jesus’ death the Bible says, 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door,[a] and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. (Matthew 28:2-4).
As Mary looked into the tomb she saw 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. (John 20:12). Then one of the angels who was sitting outside the tomb proclaimed the greatest message the world has ever heard: 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28:6) Those few words changed the history of the universe. Darkness and despair died; hope and anticipation were born in the hearts of man.
With those few words joy and new life now dawn in the hearts of all who believe. Don’t leave Jesus in the manger…or on the Cross…or in the tomb. He is alive and even now He wants to walk beside you every day.