Today is the day!
Today is the day that proves the validity of all other days. The day that brings light and truth to every day before it. Today is the day we understand fully that the previous days were not in vain. That there was reason for every day prior.
See if today had not happened every other day of jesus’ whole life I talked about yesterday would have been insignificant. Without today those calling jesus just another prophet would have walked away being correct. Without today jesus would have been just another man who was punished and died an extremely brutal death on a cross. Without today death would have won. Without today the enemy would still be victorious.
All parts of jesus’ life are vital. We needed his virgin birth. We needed his instructions and teaching on earth. We needed to see him perform miracles and healings. We needed his friend to betray him for money. We needed him to walk the path to Golgotha. We needed him to be beaten and ridiculed. We needed him to breathe that last breath and take on our sins. We needed him to be buried in the tomb and guards to be placed around the grave.
But today is the day. Today is the day we needed him to rise from the grave. To no longer be held behind that rock in the grave. To walk among his friends again and hear the words proclaimed, “HE IS RISEN!”
With today jesus finalized everything he came to earth to do. He lived his great and marvelous life here on earth and then ascended to heaven to reign with our father. But he didn’t leave us empty handed. For his promises are never void. And as he promised he would send the spirit to live among us so he did!
Today is the day!
“Early on Sunday morning as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone and sat on it. The angel spoke to the women. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come see where his body was lying.”- Matthew 28:1-2, 5-6
“That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors for fear of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! ‘Peace be with you,’ he said. As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! Again he said, ‘Peace be with you. As the father has sent me, so I am sending you.’ Then he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.”- John 20:19-22