In our NT passage today, Matthew tells of the discovery of Jesus' resurrection in such a way that makes it hard to discount its truth.
In NT times, women were not allowed to testify at legal trials. If the disciples wanted to make up a story about Jesus' resurrection, there is no way they would have women be the first to discover His missing body.
The importance of the resurrection to the Christian faith cannot be overstated.
Jesus promised He would rise from the dead - and He did. He keeps His promises.
He is the ruler of God's eternal kingdom and has the power to defeat death.
We can be certain of our own resurrection. Death is not the end for us!
That same power is at work within every believer. It was responsible for bringing our spiritually dead selves back to life, and gives us the ability to obey Him even as we continue to live in our sin-filled world.
Good news indeed!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Leviticus 23-24; Mark 1:1-22