Risen

Mark 16:1-8

The Resurrection

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so they could embalm him. Very early on Sunday morning, as the sun rose, they went to the tomb. They worried out loud to each other, “Who will roll back the stone from the tomb for us?”

Then they looked up, saw that it had been rolled back—it was a huge stone—and walked right in. They saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed all in white. They were completely taken aback, astonished.

He said, “Don’t be afraid. I know you’re looking for Jesus the Nazarene, the One they nailed on the cross. He’s been raised up; he’s here no longer. You can see for yourselves that the place is empty. Now—on your way. Tell his disciples and Peter that he is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You’ll see him there, exactly as he said.”

They got out as fast as they could, beside themselves, their heads swimming. Stunned, they said nothing to anyone.

Christianity started once the Mary’s announced “Christ is Risen.”

The good thing is that we don’t have to be afraid or trembling. Christ is ahead of us in Galilee. Already at work!

In Your life
In My life

All we need to do is follow the Risen Lord!

Our fear as been turned into hope.
Our death has been turned into life!

Christ is Risen
He is Risen Indeed

Today. Jesse came with me to church. He was famous. People were glad to get to know him and say thank you for looking after me.

Today I will go eat with Jesse’s family and get to know his mother. I cannot wait! Tonight, I have Easter dinner with my family and friends at my house!

This experience has been not about me. It’s first about Jesus Christ. And Second, it’s about guys like Jesse.

I am a fallen person who makes mistakes everyday. Everyday. I Made plenty of mistakes during this journey.

The good news:

God forgives.
He is Risen.

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I will share more about the end of my journey this week. Thanks for following.

Happy Easter.

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3 thoughts on “Risen

  1. Happy Easter! 🙂 I must say that I have really enjoyed following this blog during Lent…I learned a LOT! I remember you from Lord of Life….thinking it was from youth events, but not sure. I had seen Stacey Meyer post about your journey and decided to follow along…..so glad I did!! I can tell this was a very rewarding journey for you. So happy you took your ministry to the streets…amazing. God Bless!!

  2. Gavin, thanks for creating this blog and posting about your experiences. My church is involved in the homeless ministry at Travis Park United Methodist Church. We’ve talked about deeper involvement, and your blog really brings home what being Jesus to people can mean. It would be great to talk more about this in person with you at our church – in any case, thanks again, and I look forward to your remaining posts.

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