— John 20:1-2 (NIV)
God’s plan had not failed! Death and Satan did not win! After three days in the tomb, Jesus rose from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important thing that ever happened in the history of the world. What do your history books say is important? It is even more important than Christmas Day, when we celebrate His birth, and Good Friday, when we remember His crucifixion. If He had never risen from the grave, none of the other things would mean very much. Jesus is the only One who has ever won over death, and He did it for us. We can live forever with Him. Even when we face death, it is just a way to real life in heaven with God. Even when our friends and family die, we know we will see them again if they have accepted Him. All who trust in Christ will live forever. Have you trusted in Christ?
Today's Prayer Lord, sometimes it seems like the world is winning, just like it did to the disciples when Jesus was crucified. Please help us always remember You did exactly what You told us You would do. You overcame the world. You conquered death. And You give us Your power to win if we trust You. Teach us to praise You as Lord.
Today's Activity: Think of someone you knew who died and was a Christian. What did this person do while they were on earth to show that they were a Christian? If you are a believer, you have a great promise from God that you will see them again. Discuss things that this person could be doing right now in Heaven. Ephesians 3:21 says that the Lord is able to do more than we can imagine. So let your imaginations go!
Seek & Find Answer to the question in the painting above:
Jesus is breaking through the power of the tomb. In His hands are flames of fire that represent the power of hell and death. The heart around Him is the heart of God who is with Him forever.