Mary’s of the Bible 25

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Mary’s of the Bible – Day 25

Matthew 28:1

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

The Thought

What a sad day that Sabbath must have been for so many of those who had followed Jesus. He had taught them so much. Things they had not learned in many years of going to the synagogue, or in many cases avoiding going to the synagogue, because of the looks of the self righteous people who were there.

Jesus had taught them more about love and more about Father God than anyone else ever had. Jesus had loved and accepted them just as they were. But He had also changed everyone who spent any time with Him. Jesus had already done so much for so many in changing their lives, and He was not finished yet!

While these same two women were sitting there on that sabbath morning feeling hopeless, there was an earthquake, a violent earthquake (Matthew 28:2)! That earthquake was not to cause disaster, but to change the world for the better. The earthquake and the presence of an angel caused the guards at the tomb to fall to the floor.

Please note here that the angel did not move the stone to let Jesus out, he moved it to show that The Saviour had already left (Matthew 28:6).

John’s gospel gives us a slightly different version of this episode, (John 20), but the essential truth remains. Jesus died and took our sins with Him to the cross, then He overcame for us the consequences of sin, and enabled all who believe in Him to have everlasting life with Him in Heaven.


Reflect today on what it means for you that Jesus was raised from the dead.

Read one of the accounts of the resurrection and be convinced that this is not a fairy tale, but the truth. Jesus went to His death to save the world.

Pray for revival in your area, your country and across the world.

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