Easter Sunday: He is not here, He is risen!

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Empty tomb in Garden Tomb (Jerusalem)

1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In 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? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7’The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:1-7

The Good Friday story is not complete without Resurrection Sunday. This is the day we remember that Jesus did not remain in the grave. He came back to life again and promised that because He lives, we also will live.

Do you fear death? Do you know what is going to happen to you should you die?

If you believe in Jesus, you will not die but will have the promise of eternal life. That means that after you die, you will live with Him in Heaven.

It is this simple truth that I embraced when I was just 12 years old. That was over 25 years ago and in the words of William Hung…….I have no regrets. Oh, there will be difficulties in life, but through every difficulty, Jesus is there to help me. When I am down, he lifts me up. When I am happy, he rejoices with me. Yes it may sound too good to be true, but that is why we call it “Good News”!

When I was 12, I remembered someone led me in the “Sinners Prayer”. It went something like this:

Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me and dying for my sins. Lord, I believe that you died and rose again. I repent of my sins and I want to follow you from now on. Please come into my life and be my Lord and Saviour. In Jesus name, Amen

Then I was told that from that time on, Jesus had saved me and I have eternal life. That should I die that moment I will be with Him in Heaven. Over 25 years later, I have learnt so much more and I grew to know Him more intimately. People may argue and debate about many things, but this simple truth has never changed.

Truth never does.


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