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 sepulcher. 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. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 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. And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

                                                                                                   —Matthew 28:18

This morning I am so glad that I have found Jesus! I am just so glad that He loved us enough to die on the cross for us, so we could be forgiven; but even more I am glad that He no longer hangs on that cross, but that He is alive and that I will be with Him in heaven, someday.  My prayer this morning is that you know Him too, and if not, that you are beginning to feel that little nudge that makes you want to learn more about God’s word and how Christians can have such hope.   I can’t tell you enough how knowing Jesus has changed my life, and it can change yours too. 

I hope you have a wonderful Easter, but more than that, I hope you are celebrating Easter in your heart all year long.