The Message of Easter

On the very first Easter Sunday, 2000 years ago, Mary Magdalene met Jesus outside of the tomb, yet at first she did not know Him. She saw someone who she thought was just the gardener. That is the way we are in our lives today. Jesus is near but until He shows himself to us we do not know. But what is He really like? How would it be like to meet with Jesus. Here is what John the Apostle says of his own unexpected meeting with Jesus on the Island of Patmos.

Revelation 1:14  His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire.

Wow! Can you even begin to imagine how John felt? How do we relate to a God who sees everything with eyes like flames that see into the darkest and deepest places of our soul. David when he gets this realization starts out by saying,

Where can I go from your Spirit, where can I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7

When John first saw Jesus he tells us that he fell down in a dead faint! Who else wouldn’t do the same thing? It was just too overwhelming seeing Jesus as He really was, even for a moment! But Jesus came and put out his hand to touch John and said:

 …Do not be afraid, I am the first and the last. I am the Living one. I was dead and now look I am alive for ever and ever! Revelation 1:17

Easter means putting our trust in Jesus. He knows every detail of our lives, and He has come to help us through. Discovering Him on Easter means allowing him to come into our deep places of pain,sorrow and fear so He can bring the healing and restoration of heaven. Easter Sunday means finding Jesus is not only alive, but alive and wanting to be with us. Are you waiting outside a tomb of dying hopes and wondering where Jesus is today? The amazing secret of Easter is that He will come and show himself to us just when we least expect. He knows all about us and He is waiting to come and touch us and change our lives forever! What an wonderful Lord is our Jesus! What a Savior we have waiting for us again this Easter!