And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid. (Original ending of the book of Mark).
Mark 16:1-8 KJV
I originally wanted to write a blog about Good Friday, but I decided against it because I was uncomfortable about it. I’m uncomfortable with it being called Good Friday. It was good for us; unfortunately, it wasn’t good for Jesus. Although he was fulfilling prophecy, he suffered greatly in order to achieve it.
To me, the “good” day was that Sunday, the day he was resurrected. That was the day that he proved to his disciples that he was the Son of God and that everything he was teaching them was the truth. He proved that the prophets of the Old Testament were referring to him when they mentioned a Messiah.
Mary Magdalene was afraid at first when she saw the angel inside of the tomb and realized that Jesus was not inside of it. When Jesus finally appeared before her, however, he assured her that the day of his resurrection was not a day of weeping and fear, but a day of celebration. It was the day of a new beginning, a new testament.
Despite all the bad things that has happened this year, we should look at this Easter Sunday as a turning point, a new beginning. We need to believe that we can rise above the Covid-19 pandemic, that we can rise above the uncertainty in our economy. Even though it seems like things are getting worse with each passing day, we have to believe that things will get better in the future. This Sunday, we shouldn’t focus on the negativity. Let’s focus on regaining everything we have lost. Let’s focus on the resurrection of our country. And, let’s focus on the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.