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After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

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.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

—Matthew 28:1-10

And may God add His blessings to the reading of His holy Word.

I say this every year.  It was true before I said it.  It was true when I said it the first time.  It’s true now, and it will be until the end of time:  It’s not about colored eggs, or bunny rabbits, or chocolate facsimiles of bunny rabbits, or pretty spring dresses, hats, or anything else you want to wear today.

It’s about the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, and what He did roughly 2000 years ago to redeem our sorry, sinful, filthy a***s.

We should be grateful.  And I am.

Happy Easter 2011, Denizens. He is risen!



2 Comments to “Easter 2011”


  1. LC Purple Raider — April 24, 2011 @ 3:08 am

    And a Blessed Easter to you too.

    Hope we both get redeemed.

  2. David Hartung — April 24, 2011 @ 5:32 am

    He is Risen Indeed!

    Through our Lord’s sacrifice, we have been redeemed.



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