Scripture Sabbath Challenge
Throughout the scriptures, we find the command to study, to meditate, to teach, the words found in the scriptures.There is also a day set apart as a day to gather together and worship our God.
Once a week, on your day of worship, whenever it is, share a scripture with your fellow bloggers. It can be one you’ve been studying for a while, one you’ve just rediscovered, an old favorite, etc.
Include the tag and/or category “Scripture Sabbath” in your post, so we can all share in what has made an impact on your life this week.
And, if you’re willing, come back here and share your post link in the comments, either on this page or any of my Scripture Sabbath posts.
My Scripture – John 20:11-18
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“But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
“And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
“And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
“And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
“Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
“Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
“Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.” ~ John 20:11-18, KJV
A morning that changed the world. A morning that fulfilled prophecy from the beginning of time.
It is the day when Jesus Christ broke the bands of death and made it possible for all of God’s children to be resurrected, to show that death is not the end of all things, but a doorway into eternity.
Because of the marvelous gift that Christ gave to us, from Gethsemane to resurrection morning, we are not cast off forever. We are blessed with gift of repentance, to ask God to apply Christ’s atoning blood to our sins that we might be washed clean and be able to come back into the presence of the Father.
Death is not the end. We will some day be blessed to see our loved ones who have gone beyond the veil. That day will be a day of joy and gladness.