DAY 6 - SEARCHING FOR JESUS

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

MATTHEW 28:1-5 (ESV)

OUR DEVOTIONAL

What is it that you are searching for? Success? Wealth? Adventure? Jesus?

The other day I was looking for the charger for my Fitbit watch. I thought it was in my nightstand drawer but when I opened the drawer—surprise, surprise—no charger. So, I looked around the house and still couldn’t find it. I asked my wife and my kids. No one could tell me where it was.

How frustrating is it when you have lost something, and you can’t find it? Or when you think you know where something is, and when you go to get it isn’t there?

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (Jesus’ mother) went to see the tomb. That is where the body of Jesus was supposed to be. I wonder what they must have felt. Did they remember what Jesus had said? Were they confused? I can only imagine all the different thoughts and scenarios that went through their heads.

Someone knew how to find Jesus and pointed them in the right direction (see verses 5-7). We, too, have the directions to Jesus, maybe not in the form of an angel that looks like lightning, but in the form of all the Scriptures. The Word of God is our map to Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is our Guide. God made us a promise: “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me” (Jeremiah 29:13, NLT).

Now, if only someone would point me to my Fitbit charger.

FAMILY MOMENT

Play hide and seek as family. After the game, read Matthew 28:1-5 as a family and discuss how we “seek” after Jesus.

PRAYER & REFLECTION

As we are getting ready for Easter, take time to process how much you still seek after Jesus. Is this a daily discipline? Or is it only when you’re having a rough time?

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