‘In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!
Christ has risen! When you picture Jesus, is he hanging on the cross? Is he still paying the price for your sin? Or do you see him raised from the dead, fully alive, and seated on the throne of heaven?
On the third day after Jesus’ death, the women went to find Jesus’ body. Two angels appeared before them and reminded them that they would not find Jesus in the tomb, as he was no longer dead but alive:
‘Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Then they remembered his words.’
King David longed to gaze on the beauty of the Lord (Psalm 27:4). One day we will experience the fullness of this reality, when we see him face to face. But even now we can lift our gaze to behold our Lord in all his risen beauty and ascended glory.
Jesus has dealt with our sin. We are forgiven, washed clean and made new. He has defeated death.
As you turn your eyes to our risen Lord, may it fill your heart with joy and issue in songs of praise.
He is risen!
Almighty God, you have conquered death through your dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant us by your grace to set our mind on things above, so that by your continual help our whole life may be transformed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in everlasting glory. Amen. BCP Collect for Easter Day
Song: Turn Your Eyes – Sovereign Grace Music