The Third Day

Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men. The angel answered the women, 'Don't be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying. Matthew 28:2 WEB

Ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God's command in the Garden of Eden, mankind had been bound in sin with no way out of it. They decided they knew what was best for them, and that maybe God was holding something back, the best for Himself. The knowledge of good and evil was something they thought they really needed and wanted, the forbidden fruit. Too bad it was poisonous, and they both died from it later.

Their sinful rebellious nature was then passed down through the generations and was only broken when Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit. Jesus went on to live a perfect, sinless life as a man. Just as one imperfect man started it, one Perfect Man finished it. It all changed on the third day when Jesus walked out of the tomb. The power of sin was broken and if satan would have known what was coming, they would have never crucified Jesus (1 Corinthians 2:8).

Jesus met all of God's requirements, lived a perfect life without sin, and then laid His life down for us at the cross. Through His sacrifice, mankind was restored to a right relationship with God. The veil in the temple was torn open making a way for us to come into the Holy of Holies, and all are welcome.

Stop looking down on yourself, and look to Jesus who paid the price. He knows your name. Do not set your value by what anyone on Earth thinks of you. Jesus gave His life to set you free. The price of that is immeasurable, and He would have done it just for you. Everything changed on the third day when Jesus walked out of the tomb.

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to buy us back. Teach me the things that I need to know and let me see the world through Your eyes. Please walk with me and talk with me this day, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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