The Third Day

Explained in Luke 24:1-12 is what happened on the third day after the crucifixion of Jesus. The women took spices to the tomb but found the stone rolled away from the tomb and when they entered, they did not find the body of Jesus (v. 3). So Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them were the first to discover that Jesus had been raised from the dead.

The women saw two angels beside them who told them that Jesus was no longer here. The angels told them He has risen and they reminded the women what Jesus had said; that He would suffer, be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed but be raised to life on the third day.

The women found Jesus alive and we can discover daily that Christ is alive as we follow the instructions He gave all His followers; love others as He has demonstrated to us. We tell our neighbor that Jesus is alive today when we say a kind word or take action to care for them.

This day with You Lord, may we understand that the stone from the tomb of Jesus being moved is like opening up what traps our soul. We are no longer trapped to a future of despair but are freed to a future of joy and hope. With the resurrection, we have new life with You God. Amen!

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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