Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 16, 2017 … Yes, Really! HE’s ALIVE!!

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 106 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK … … Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of Dolly Parton’s stirring song … He’s Alive! … powerfully declaring the truth we, who know Jesus as Lord and Savior, declare today.

Highlight Verse[s]: Matthew 28:5-6 … [NLT] … 
5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. 
… The Angel helps the women at the tomb see that HE IS RISEN!
Highlight Passage [context]: Matthew 28:1-8 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
 … Those women who went to the tomb to bring spices to the grave first learned that HE’S ALIVE! 

Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Mark 16:1-8 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK …
... Mark’s account of the resurrection.

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … Luke 24:1-11 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… Luke’s resurrection story.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, David McCasland, made reference to the cross as we wrote about on Good Friday. However, I felt compelled to focus on the day we celebrate today … and on this day that we can declare loudly, HALLELUJAH! HE IS RISEN!!!

Can you imagine what it must’ve been like for those women to go to the grave that Sunday morning and to discover that Jesus, the one they had believed was the Messiah and the One they saw crucified on that Friday before … WAS NOT IN THE GRAVE. And then to have an angel tell them that Jesus, … THE CHRIST …, had risen. And then the excitement as they followed the instructions of the angel to go back to the Disciples and declare what Dolly Parton sings in her glorious song (linked above) … “HE”S ALIVE!"

I hope all who read with me here can feel some degree of that sense of that excitement and at least pray an exciting HALLELUJAH [!!] today, knowing what those 11 remaining Disciples found hard to believe, but later confirmed for themselves … that truly … HE’S ALIVE!!

My friends let us walk by faith today and celebrate that Our Savior is our Lord and He has defeated death and … MOST DEFINITELY … HE’S ALIVE!!

My Prayer Today: Heavenly Father, … King Jesus, … I declare with any other true believers today … You died for us; and now YOU LIVE!! … Amen

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