Sunday, April 24, 2011

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

In Greek we say, "Christos Anesti!" He is Risen! The response, "Alithos Anesti!" Indeed, He is Risen! Amen!

 The resurrection, seen first by sinful women. Jesus Christ alive - amongst them. The women, in awe, fell to his feet in worship. Oh, how I long to fall at his feet and worship him - thanking him for the sacrifice he made for ME. ME! And you, too. He did this for you. Doesn't that amaze you? It amazes me daily.

 Matthew 28: 1-15 NLT
Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled aside the stone and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

Then the angel spoke to the women. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now go quickly and tell his disciples he has been raised from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember, I have told you.

The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to find the disciples to give them the angel's message. And as they went, Jesus met them. "Greetings!" he said. And they ran to him, held his feet, and worshiped him. The Jesus said to them, "Don't be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there."

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