Where is Jesus?

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. Luke 24:1 HCSB

One of my favorite games as a child was to play Hide-and-Go-Seek. One person closed his eyes and counted to 100 while the others ran to find a hiding place. When the person who was“it” reached the number 100 he yelled, “Here I come, ready or not”. He then began to search for those who had hidden. If he could find a person and tag him, that person became “It”. Those who had hidden tried to return to home base without being found or tagged. I always enjoyed being one of those who got to go hide rather than being the person who was “It”.

When the women went to the tomb they were not playing a game. They went expecting to find Jesus in the tomb and to anoint His body with the spices they had prepared. Obviously, they would have had to have had some help from the soldiers who were guarding the tomb to roll the stone away. They probably did not know that the tomb had been sealed to insure no one could bother the tomb. Imagine the surprise when they found the stone rolled away and discovering that the body of Jesus was missing. He was gone. They must have wondered where the body had been taken and where they needed to look to find Him.

Challenge: Some people see the empty tomb and do not believe that Jesus could actually have risen and lives today. Others see the empty tomb and believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah who will bring perfect peace to the world. Are you looking for Jesus? He wants to come into your life and be the Lord of your life. Pray for wisdom and guidance as you seek Jesus and His ways. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

One of my favorite games as a child was to play Hide-and-Go-Seek. One person closed his eyes and counted to 100 while the others ran to find a hiding place. When the person who was“it” reached the number 100 he yelled, “Here I come, ready or not”. He then began to search for those who had hidden. If he could find a person and tag him, that person became “It”. Those who had hidden tried to return to home base without being found or tagged. I always enjoyed being one of those who got to go hide rather than being the person who was “It”.

When the women went to the tomb they were not playing a game. They went expecting to find Jesus in the tomb and to anoint His body with the spices they had prepared. Obviously, they would have had to have had some help from the soldiers who were guarding the tomb to roll the stone away. They probably did not know that the tomb had been sealed to insure no one could bother the tomb. Imagine the surprise when they found the stone rolled away and discovering that the body of Jesus was missing. He was gone. They must have wondered where the body had been taken and where they needed to look to find Him.

Challenge: Some people see the empty tomb and do not believe that Jesus could actually have risen and lives today. Others see the empty tomb and believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah who will bring perfect peace to the world. Are you looking for Jesus? He wants to come into your life and be the Lord of your life. Pray for wisdom and guidance as you seek Jesus and His ways.

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