Saturday, March 26, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 March 26

“And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you” (Mark 16:1-7)

Today’s Morsel: Someone said that to understand the resurrection, You have to go by the grave.  Each of us must repent of our sins, be buried in the waters of baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost rising and walking in newness of life. So many have become confused about the resurrection.  I’m still trying to figure out, after 65 years, how the Resurrection of Jesus Christ became associated with bunny rabbits and dyed eggs.  And then we wonder why so many people have no hope in life.  The Resurrection is all about hope.  Hope of a new change.   Therefore, we who are born again and who call ourselves Christians must not be drawn into the world's practices.  We must become wise so that we see the Resurrection for what if is and for what it is meant to be. Resurrection Sunday is not about rabbits and dyed eggs, but it is all about Christ, the One who rose from the dead to give us hope.  Jesus’ resurrection from the dead was so that we too could rise from the dead, so that we can rise above our circumstances and situations, and walk in newness of life.  And so that we can have hope of a better life to come, a hope eternal.  Have you been born again?  Do you have that hope eternal?

Sing: He arose! He arose! Hallelujah Christ arose.

Thought For Today: Have you been born again?  Do you have that hope eternal?

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