Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Matthew. An angel told Mary and Mary Magdalene, ‘Jesus is risen’ (Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18).
When the two Mary’s came to the tomb with spices, they were planning to prepare Jesus’ for burial. The angel solved their two problems, the stone had already been rolled away and the guards had fainted in fear. However what they found next rocked their worlds and has rocked the whole world ever since.
Ask the children…
What did the angel tell the women?
“Then the angel spoke to the women. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.'” (Matthew 28:5, 6)
What task were they given to do?
“‘And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.'” (Matthew 28:7)
This was the greatest news ever given to anyone. The Lord is risen just as He said He would. No one believed that He could do this.
These women were classic examples of what everyone was feeling. They were thinking that their Lord wasa dead and there was nothing to be done but to anoint His dead body with spices and to go about their lives in defeat.
But nothing could further from the truth. The angel to the miraculous reality that Jesus wasn’t dead anymore. He had risen and defeated death and now it was the women’s turn to go and tell the disciples this miraculous news.
Ask the children was this news means to them. Ask them how it was would be shouted out today through texting, twitter, newscasts, blogs, you name it. Ask them what they would say to their friends if they had been at the tomb. Now ask them if there is someone they know that doesn’t know this good news. How can they share it with that person today? Pray with them and ask the Lord to open a door just like the angel opened the tomb.
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