Joel Osteen daily devotionals April 17 2022 :
Mark 16:6, NLT
…but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!”
Today we celebrate the resurrection day of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the first light of dawn on that morning, as three women approached the tomb where His crucified body had been laid, they were shocked to see that the stone guarding its entrance had been rolled away. And even far better, they witnessed an empty tomb, an angel, and the amazing news that Jesus had risen from the dead just as He promised!
Nothing is more amazing or significant than the power of God displayed at the resurrection of our Savior. This is what separates our faith from any other on earth. Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins on the cross. He lived a perfect and sinless life and gave it as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. And when all hope seemed to be gone, Jesus miraculously overcame sin and death and came to life again. What this means is: When we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we are completely forgiven…for anything…for everything…forever!
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Jesus’ resurrection and triumph over the grave and all the forces of sin and darkness. Thank You that He made the ultimate sacrifice for the forgiveness of my sins. I am believing and receiving Your life and victory that sets me free. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.