by Robert Walker

The Resurrection Makes The Difference
Robert Walker

Auguste Comte, a French philosopher and skeptic, was once belittling English writer, Thomas Carlyle, for his faith in Jesus Christ. Comte suggested that he might start a religion of his own to replace Christianity. "Very good," responded Carlyle. "All you need to do is to be crucified, rise again the third day and get the world to believe that you are still alive. Then your new religion just might have a chance. Does the resurrection of Christ matter? Does it truly make a difference? The apostle Paul sure thought so

It was still dark, the women huddled together for comfort and security while they stumbled along to the rising morning light. Mary Magdalene led the way, follower by Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women. They had a determine spirit and that gave them the courage they needed as they rushed along toward the tomb. Many thoughts must have gone through their minds.

Why are we going so early in the Morning? How will we explain our visit to the guards. Will we be arrested. What good are the spices to anoint the body when that stone of the Roman seal is placed at the door of the tomb.

But here they went hurrying to the tomb of Joseph of Armithea where the body of Jesus had been laid on that dark and frightening Friday. One of them got the courage up to ask Mary Magdalen how are we going to roll away the stone from the door of the tomb?

She thought for a minute and shook her head and said I don't know. And she continue to plow through the darkness like a general leading a mighty army. All she knew was that Christ had changed her life lay in that tomb. And for her it was a moment of destiny. And she was not about to abandon Him now.

Then the dawn came and suddenly they stop dead in their tracks and there was the garden tomb. They gasped for breath, they were astonished for the stone had been rolled away. The tomb is open. They broke into a dead run. Rushed into the ...

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