Resurrection Day: The Celebration of Life – Sunday Thought For The Day
In Luke’s gospel, 24:1 KJV, we read: “Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.” Upon their arrival not only did they find the sepulcher empty, but as they pondered the empty tomb, we read that two angel messengers were suddenly observed standing by them in shining garments. The angels asked the question for the ages: “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” Or better stated: “Why seek ye Him that liveth among the dead?”
This is the question that should be asked of those who embrace false religions. I recall many years ago, hearing a globally recognized basketball player say he became a Muslim because it was easier for him to understand than the “three in one thing” Christians believed. At that time, even though I was a long way from being a Christian, I remember thinking he was blind and misled. Today, that athlete is an angry man filled with bitterness who continues to promote the religion of a dead man.
Even before I became a born-again Christian, I never doubted nor questioned that Christ was alive. In fact, it was my innate belief that Jesus Christ lived that kept me from really going off the cliff before I accepted Him as my Savior.
True born-again Christians do not celebrate nor worship the dead. Our Savior lives! He bestows life and forgiveness of sin to those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior. The dead sinners that many worship today cannot answer prayer any more than they can comfort those who worship them.
Neither a dead man nor a wicked man consumed by his own lusts unable to reconcile himself to God and yet claiming the ability to make intercession for others, can do anything for the souls of those who follow them.
This Resurrection Day let us embrace the “Truth” and not bunnies, eggs and chocolates. The “Truth” of the resurrection is “life eternal” for all who believe. This is the message we who believe are compelled to share.
Matthew 28:1-10 KJV
1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here