Good Morning June 2

Luke chapter 24 is the account of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In verse five the women who went to the tomb early on that Sunday morning encountered two angels who ask them a question. “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” This is the New International Version translation from the original Greek. The New American Standard Version inserts the word One after living. “Why do you seek the living One among the dead?” Most other translations simply use “the living”, but I think the meaning of the angel’s question is the same. Jesus is the Living One. He is not a dead prophet. He is not merely a historical figure in the long distant past. He is the Living One, as alive today as He was when He walked the shores of Galilee, or the streets of Jerusalem. We do not worship a dead prophet, but a living Lord who walks in a relationship with us as He did those first disciple in Palestine. Jesus is the Living One.

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