HE IS RISEN!! This is what the women came back to tell the disciples in the early morning of Sunday. And that is not what was expected by them all. Which is so funny since Jesus talked to them about it for a week. They looked for themselves and found it to be true. Jesus defeated sin, hell and death so we can have freedom and hope. The ruler of this world has been taken down and Jesus prevailed, what an amazing thing! There is so much we can say about it but nothing compares to the words “He is risen, He is not here.” Our God is alive, the grave could not hold him. He waits with His Father in heaven for us to join them. He left the Holy Spirit here to be our guide as we walked this earth.  We are free………

If this is not something you can relate too, there is no time like the present. Jesus did this for everyone who has ever lived and for those now and those to come. He loves you with an everlasting love and wants you to know the hope and freedom He offers. All you need to do is believe the Jesus is the Son of God, ask for His forgiveness and accept Him. It is one of the hardest but greatest things you will ever do. Hard because letting go of things is difficult for people but amazing because you will find someone who can handle your life much , much better than you. If you made this choice please let us know-we would love to celebrate with you and help you to the next step.

May this Easter be  blessed one!

John 20:1-18

 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.  So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”  So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.  Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.  And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.  Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there,  and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.  Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;  for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.  Then the disciples went back to their homes.

 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb.  And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.  They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”  Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.  Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).  Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.