One of my favorite verses of Scripture is found in Matthew 28:1.
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.
As it began to dawn.
The night had overpowered them and knocked them down. They had witnessed the horrific death of their King. All of the hopes they had placed in Him – destroyed. All of the miles walked and the messages heard seemed purposeless.
Then, as they went to the tomb to perform their last act of love by caring for the dead body of the Lord, it began to dawn.
Night had not won!
Death was not the victor!
There was no dead body, for the King was alive – risen from the dead!
Every new dawn, I am reminded that night will not win. Death will not conquer. As the sun peeks over and through the trees, I know that my Redeemer lives.
And because He lives, I shall live also.
Job 19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
yet in my flesh I shall see God,
27 whom I shall see for myself,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another. (ESV)
John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
Look for the dawn!
Our Resurrection Garden – Completed with my oldest Granddaughter
Sunrise Photo Courtesy of Pexels