He is not here (Mark 16:6)
When Jesus died on Calvary, darkness covered the earth and at the same time, darkness filled the hearts of his beloved disciples. The light of their very lives had gone out. As Jesus had foretold, they were like sheep without a shepherd (Mark 14:27). Probably they were hiding somewhere in the city of Jerusalem, afraid for their lives. What should they do now? Where could they go?
The experience of the disciples of Jesus following his death upon the cross is similar to the experience of every man and woman today. On Calvary, the only message that the hearts of the disciples could read was: “Christ was defeated.” But, on the first day of the week, the day when Jesus came out of the grave, the true happy message of the Gospel came through: “Christ defeated death.”
If the central message of the gospel…
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