Week 15, Monday, Mark 16:1-8

 Mark Devotionals

by, Rev. Sunil Balasundaram

Go to Mark 16:1-8

[Please read and meditate on the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]


Hallelujah! The day, the event that the whole world, indeed all history was looking forward to was here. Easter! Resurrection Day!! For all those that live in fear of death, and/or grieve because of what death does to relationships – come the words of the angels: “Don’t be afraid. I know you’re looking for Jesus the Nazarene, the One they nailed on the cross. He’s been raised up” (v.6, Message). Yes, Jesus died, and that was a human tragedy beyond comparison. Yet he gave his life willingly, for our sins and brokenness. But death can no longer hold him; death is a defeated enemy. Jesus was raised from the dead – and that fills those that believe on him with hope. Resurrection takes away fear and softens grief, and replaces it with something that this world can never take away from the believer – Hope of a Heaven Life that begins even now…and continues beyond the grave. Jesus is our Example, our Life-giver, the One that leads the way.


Prayer: Hallelujah! Lord Jesus, you are alive. Now death has no hold over you because you have conquered death. When I am overcome by circumstances, or frightened or grieved by death, or feel cornered or discouraged by opposition, please remind me that the darkness brought about by all of those is not the end. Yes, Good Friday was a Day of darkness. But Easter’s come! You are the Victor, and when I put my trust in you, I am on the winning side! So I praise you my Savior and my God. Fill me with your Resurrection power that I may live every day with hope, courage, and to your glory. Amen.

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