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Lent Devotion- Day 39

Matthew 28:1-2

1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 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.

“It is finished.”  One would imagine that Jesus’ last words were still ringing in the ears of the women as they approached the grave.  Gone was the man they loved so dear, and with it all of the hope he had brought. It is finished. Something that is finished doesn’t usually have a next thing. ‘It is finished’ was punctuated with a period. And yet, as they went to visit the place where Jesus was lain all of a sudden the narrative shifts and maybe, just maybe, that period is looking more like a comma. What is so important that would require an angel to come and appear like this? Why the terrifying entrance? Hadn’t they suffered enough?

What about you? Are you in a season where you feel like maybe you’ve suffered enou…

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