Mark’s description of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ highlights that fact that Jesus Christ was forsaken that we can be forgiven. Though He was forsaken He did not remain that way, but was resurrected by the Father leaving death and the power of death in the grave.
On the very day of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead two of his disciples were traveling home after spending Passover week in Jerusalem. On the day that was filled with hope realized these two disciples are overcome with grief and mourning that Jesus has been killed, unable to believe that He has risen from the dead. At this low point Jesus meets them and God opens their eyes to the realization of hope through the risen Christ. On this very day God can do the same in the life of those who have had their hope extinguished by the crushing circumstances of life.
message title: O Happy Day
message text: Matthew 28:1-10
message date: 04.04.10
What started out before dawn to be a day of mourning and good-byes ended up being the greatest day of rejoicing the world has ever known as the King of heaven and earth put the exclamation point on His victory over sin and death.