In Mark 16 Jesus’ Resurrection is recorded. The thing that stands out to me in reading this passage this morning is the instructions the young man sitting in the tomb gives to the two women who had come to anoint Jesus. In verse 7 he says to them, “But go, tell His disciples and Peter, He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.” It is that last phrase that stands out to me – “just as He told you.” Jesus promised the disciples that He would rise again and that they would see Him. He kept His promise. Jesus also told them that He would send the Holy Spirit to indwell them. This would happen on the day of Pentecost recorded in Acts 2. Jesus also told them that they would be persecuted. This would happen as recorded throughout the book of Acts. Anything Jesus promised them came to pass. Jesus is trustworthy and all that He promised came to pass and will come to pass. He also promised that one day He would return for those who are His by faith. I look forward to that day. All those who have repented and placed their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord are recipients of His promises. Lord, by Your grace, help me live in light of Your promises.
– Bryan McKenzie