Luke 24:8-9 And they remembered his words, And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
For whatever reason it always seems that I can never manage to be first at things. I am always in the wrong line at the grocery store and end up waiting for hours as someone searches for his or her coupons and correct change. Searching down to the penny, which is buried somewhere in the bottom of their purse or pocket. Or at the drive through bank when it clearly says on the window only one or two transactions, the person in front of me wants to do a year’s worth of banking today. I just cannot seem to be first.
However sometimes awesome responsibilities come with being first. In the passage prior to today’s verses, women who loved Jesus had come to His tomb. They were the first to find it open and empty. In addition to being empty of the body of Christ, they also found this tomb was now inhabited by two angels who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead. Now what? They are the first witnesses of the resurrection of Christ. Do they keep this incredible information to themselves until they hear of someone else who has seen and heard something similar? Do they tell someone and run the risk of sounding crazy? What should they do?
They did the only thing they could do. They shared the great news that Christ our Saviour had risen from the tomb as He had said. Regardless of what the people around them might think or say, they had to tell someone. THEY WERE FIRST!
Guess what? We have the exact same good news to share today. Our Saviour has risen from the tomb. No other religion can make this claim to have a living risen Saviour. Only we who follow Jesus can share this well documented truth. Are you waiting for someone else to say it first before you might say something? Are you afraid people might think you are crazy? Let me ask you this. What will they think one second after they are dead if you do not tell them? Be the first one to see their eyes when they accept Christ and His salvation. Be First.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 27 / Psalm 56 / Proverbs 3 / Luke 24
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 4-6 / Mark 6:32-56
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