When she heard him tenderly call her name, her search for Jesus at the tomb was over. She had left close friends at home in search of Jesus’ body, but what she found was Christ the risen Lord.

In his book, Mornings with Tozer,  A. W. Tozer says “Christ’s resurrection brought about a startling change of direction for the believers. Sadness and fear and mourning marked the direction of their religion before they knew that Jesus was raised from the dead.”

That direction changed with the sound of three simple phrases. “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” That day, their focus shifted away from the tomb to the telling of the good news. He is risen indeed! Tozer goes on to say “Thankfully, the resurrection morning was only the beginning of a great, vast outreach that has never ended – and will not end until our Lord Jesus Christ comes back again!”

The Bible is the voice of God calling us to new life. Leaving our sin life, we can live a new, redeemed life. Where we spend eternity depends on how we respond to that voice. My friend, is today the day to experience the power of Christ’s resurrection?

For believers, Satan would have us still beside the cross, mourning instead of proclaiming that Christ has risen. Because He lives and did not stay in the tomb, we can face whatever tomorrow holds. Because He lives, we can live without fear but with a sense of purpose and significance. Because he lives, we are called to act, to tell others about the saving power of Jesus.

For those who have not yet believed, is today the day to loosen your grip on the world and reach out to receive the salvation Jesus offers? He is also calling you to act, to accept His gift of eternal life and experience an Easter like none other.


The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. Now I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7