Luke 24:8 – His Words

Today’s Readings: Judges 2:10‐3:31, Luke 22:14‐34, Psalm 92:1‐93:5, Proverbs 14:1‐2

Today being Easter, I’m going to bend my blogging rules and talk about something God showed me in the Easter narrative a few chapters ahead of our reading in Luke.

Context: After the women went into the tomb, they did not see Jesus’ body and were “perplexed.”  Two angels appear and say:

Text: Luke 24:5b-8  “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”

8 And they remembered his words.

We live in a Christian culture that does not remember God’s words.  I hear the angels saying: “What are you looking for.  You knew this was going to happen.  He told you so.  Don’t you remember?”

It is interesting that the women need to be reminded of what Jesus said relating to his death and resurrection in order to remember.  It would seem like after Jesus died, they would be clinging to what he said about his resurrection.  However, they needed to be reminded to remember.

Apply: Look for things that remind us of God’s words.

What jumped out to you in the Easter story today?


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