by Curt Dodd


MATTHEW 28:1-10

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There
was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down
from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and
sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes
were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they
shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women,
"Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus,
who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he
said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and
tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going
ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have
told you." So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet
filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus
met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his
feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be
afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they
will see me."

Nothing is more powerful than a promise that has been kept.
When I read the resurrection story and when I have the privilege
of standing before God's people on Easter weekend, nothing comes
to my mind more than the simple fact that God keeps His word -
that which He says He will do, He does. I can't help but be
reminded of all the Scripture promises that God says He will do
for us.

(1) He says He will bless us - Genesis 12:2. I will make you
into a great nation and I will bless you; ...

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