Go Tell the World!
God is here, He is alive and active in our lives, and we see this most evident in the gift of Jesus, His Son, on the cross. The story doesn't end there. Jesus' death brings us redemption, and through his resurrection, we are brought to the fullness of life with the Father. Such a great act of love and hope for the world should be cherished and exclaimed every day. This is the Good News, and our call as children of God.
Today's Gospel states:'So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, "Hail!" And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see me." While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers and said, "Tell people, `His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.' And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble." So they took the money and did as they were directed; and this story has been spread among the Jews to this day' (Matthew 28:8-15).
The order is to go out, to give the Good News to all people that Jesus lives, and through him God has given us life. Get off your phone, out of technology and isolation today and go out and give this love to the world!
Today's prayer comes from 'Crosswalk' a prayer for living out the Easter joy every day:
Lord God, You loved this world so much, That you gave your one and only Son, That we might be called your children too. Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace Of Easter Sunday, everyday. Let us have hearts of thankfulness For your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon Your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace And tell your good news to the world. All for your glory do we pray, Lord, Amen.