Readings: Mark 16:1-8 and John 20
Holy Week begins and ends with celebration. From the quiet of death, Jesus powerfully awakened the righteous men and women who were with Him awaiting the arrival of the Messiah. His tomb was forced open by the power of God, He emerged from the tomb, and in the garden He met Mary Magdalene and a number of other women. Later that day, He revealed Himself to His apostles. He had emerged bodily from death more alive than ever. And from here He began to inaugurate the kingdom of heaven into which He would lead all those who had died in faith (1 Corinthians 15:20). Christians worship on Sunday to remember this resurrection. Why? Because Jesus defeated our mortal enemy, death. In fact, every Sunday is a "Little Easter" to remind us of His resurrection.