Life is mostly predictable, but now and then something BIG happens.

Reading Matthew 28 last night, I was struck by the angel. Throughout Scripture “the angel of the LORD” sometimes visits men, intervening in wars and upheaval, battling demonic powers, bringing messages from the throne of almighty God. And now he comes again: “And behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.”

This awesome being comes from another world and paralyses the Roman soldiers with fear. His skin is bright as lightning; his clothing shines. He bypasses the soldiers entirely and speaks only to those toward whom God is looking: women.

The thing is, the soldiers all saw him. Their world was literally shaken, invaded by the supernatural, touched by the eternal. Yet they allowed themselves to be bought off by the religious leaders. Both the soldiers and the religious leaders chose to turn a blind eye to the greatest event in history, because they had a life to live and they were going to live it their way.

Astounding ignorance, yes. Unbelievable stubborness. We, two thousand years later, who only remember these men for the lie they spread, can hardly believe how short-sighted they were.

But the tomb is still empty. The supernatural has invaded your life, too, because it has touched this entire world in a way that will never be overshadowed.

What are you doing with it?






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