RESURRECTION SUNDAY – WHY ARE YOU WEEPING?
We serve a living, loving Lord. Just days after celebrating His Resurrection, many of us have forgotten that our Savior is alive. We should not simply celebrate just one day, but live each day with the knowledge that the Lord is with us. Sometimes we lament over life’s problems and we cry ourselves to sleep. However, if we take the time to remember that He is always with us, then when those dark times come, we have the blessed knowledge that He lives, and because He lives, we can face tomorrow. In John 20:13, we find these words:
“‘Dear woman, why are you crying?’ the angels asked her. ‘Because they have taken away my Lord,’ she replied, ‘and I don’t know where they have put him.’”
Mary returned to the tomb expecting to see the Master’s body. Her heart was heavy; the thought of the Master’s body not being in the tomb was more than she could handle. Her love for the Lord was deep and her tears were filled with sorrow. Then, in verses fifteen through seventeen, the Master spoke to her, telling her not to be afraid, but to go and tell His brothers that He was ascending to God, the Father. Her tears of sorrow became tears of joy. Oh, my brothers and sisters, “weeping may come in the night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Thank God today that the Master is always with us! Weep no more for we serve a risen Savior!