Written by Amber Tafao

Could you imagine the utter devastation Mary and Mary Magdalene must have felt as they watched their sweet Jesus being placed in the tomb? Matthew 27:61 is such a poignant verse as it describes these women sitting across from the tomb as the stone was rolled into place and their Savior was sealed away. What darkness! What tragedy! What hopelessness they must have felt in that moment! Have you ever felt completely hopeless? Have you ever been in such a dark place that you wonder how God could ever weave the circumstances that the enemy meant for evil into good again? 

Ah! But there is Hope! Matthew 28: 5-7 must be the most exciting verses in the entire Bible: “The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him.’ Now I have told you.” Rejoice! I say it again. Rejoice! He is Risen! There is light in the darkness, friends. When all seems lost and all seems hopeless, remember that He is able to work miracles we cannot even begin to imagine!


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