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. They decided they knew what was best and that maybe God was holding something back from them. Keeping the best for Himself. The knowledge of good and evil was something they thought they really needed and wanted. It was the forbidden fruit. Too bad it was poisonous, and they both died from it later.

Their sinful, rebellious nature created a rift in their relationship with God. Then it was passed down through the generations and was only broken when Mary conceived a child by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ went on to live a perfect, sinless life as a man. Just as one imperfect man created the rift, one Perfect Man healed it. It all changed on the third day when Jesus Christ walked out of the tomb alive. The power of sin was broken, and if satan had known what was coming that day, they would have never crucified Jesus (1 Corinthians 2:8).

Jesus Christ met all of God's requirements. He 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 way for us to come into the Holy of Holies. Now all are welcome.

Stop looking down on yourself, and look to Jesus, who paid the price. He knows your name. Don't 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 Christ to redeem us. Please teach me the things I need to know and let me see the world through Your eyes. Walk with me and talk with me this day. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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