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April 11


“He is risen; he is not here…” Mark 16:6

Read Mark 16:1-20

Around this time of year we especially remember Christ’s resurrection. This is ultimately a joyous occasion. Are you filled with joy during this season, or are you unmoved by the fact that the Lord has risen? Take special notice of our Scripture reading today.

A few of the evangelists make special mention of what the angels said, namely, that the Lord had gone up into Galilee before His disciples. “There shall ye see him, as he said unto you” (Mark 16:7). Why this emphasis on Galilee? Galilee was a place of sin and death, of a people that walked in darkness.

But the Lord wants to meet us there in our dead, lost state so that we might be delivered by His resurrection and raised to a new life. Christ rising from the dead gives a new prospect on life, with the Lord Jesus leading the way, taking sinners by the hand. He was the One who chose to associate with the inhabitants of sinful Galilee. Today He also calls you.

Why was Galilee singled out?

This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact:


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