He Saw and Believed

We read in John 20:8 how he ran to the tomb and looked in. What did he see? What he didn’t see was Jesus’s body. He saw an empty tomb. He saw and believed. 

Jesus is risen – Alleluia! He is risen for you. He overcomes sin and death for you. He opens heaven for you. This is why we deny ourselves and pick up our cross daily and follow Him (Mk 8:34-35). What are your crosses? Job? Relationships? Health? Anxiety about the future? Offer them up every day, every moment. 

See and believe. Trust in His promises. He promises the gifts and fruits of His Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, fear of the Lord, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, self-control, goodness, gentleness, and faithfulness. He promises His presence with us, now and forever. 

How can you give witness to the resurrection by the way you live? By believing and accepting these truths in faith – that He suffered, died, rose on the third day. By embracing the truth and receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit, incorporating them into your everyday life. By living them joyfully, cultivating your Time and Talents, and courageously sharing your Treasure. 

The peace and joy of Jesus Christ be with you now and always. 

                                                                                                                     Photo credit: Robert Davis

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