8 With great fear and excitement, they hurried away from the tomb and ran to tell his disciples. 9 But Jesus met them and greeted them. They came and grabbed his feet and worshipped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go and tell my brothers that I am going into Galilee.
They will see me there.”
The passion and death of Jesus is over. There’s silence on the seventh day, the Sabbath. Ah, but the next day something that could not be imagined by the faithful women who stood by the cross: that there dearest friend would rise from the dead! In a few verses, you can feel the change in the women’s emotions of grief and sadness, to being so lifted in joy, that it felt as though they too were rising from the dead.
You stood with the holy women at the death of Jesus; join them in the experience of Jesus alive. Your imagination not only brings you back to what happened almost two thousand years ago, but faith moves you beyond imagination, to a wonderful, never ending future. Jesus is alive for you and me!
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
You are risen as you said. v. 6
Running to say You’re alive v. 7
You meeting me on my way v. 9
Seeing you in Galilee v. 10
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