And when the Sabbath was past [that is, after the sun had set], Mary Magdalene, and Mary [the mother] of James, and Salome purchased sweet-smelling spices, so that they might go and anoint [Jesus’ body]. And very early on the first day of the week they came to the tomb; [by then] the sun had risen. And they said to one another, Who will roll back the stone for us out of [the groove across the floor at] the door of the tomb. And when they looked up, they [distinctly] saw that the stone was already rolled back, for it was very large. And going into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting [there] on the right [side], clothed in a [long, stately, sweeping] robe of white, and they were utterly amazed and struck with terror. And he said to them, Do not be amazed and terrified; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But be going; tell the disciples and Peter, He goes before you into Galilee; you will see Him there, [just] as He told you. Then they went out [and] fled from the tomb, for trembling and bewilderment and consternation had seized them. And they said nothing about it to anyone, for they were held by alarm and fear. – Mark 16:1-8 AMPC
Easter, The Resurrection and the Reckless Love of God
He is Risen!
Christ is risen from the grave.
Tell the disciples and Peter.
We are the disciples and we are Peter. God’s love went to the cross, God’s grace rose again.
The disciples who ran away in fear, Peter who denied Jesus 3 times.
The disciples who were a bit thick. Peter who was thicker.
No matter, love wins, grace wins.
We are, because He lives.
Today is the perfect day to get to know Jesus or get to know Him more.
Jesus lived the ultimate Life on Purpose.
Let His love be an example, His mercy and grace be our guide.
Happy Easter Friends!
Mindi & Irina
Mindi Huebner is Co-Founder of Pure Grace, a professional conversationalist and crazy forgiver. Mindi is scandalously obsessed with leaving people and things better than she found them. If you think LOVE is always the answer, join her as she writes about her road trips with God at Back Row Faith – The Pure Grace Blog. If you don’t think love is always the answer, join her anyway. Go.Be.Love