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April 13

Sunday, A Feast Day


“Be not afraid…” —Matthew 28:10


Read Matthew 28:1-10


An earthquake occurred when the Lord Jesus rose from the dead during the early morning hours. Then an angel rolled the stone away from the entrance of the sepulchre and sat down upon the stone. Jesus of Nazareth was no longer among the dead, and this redemptive fact must be made known. The Lord Jesus had risen from the dead by His own power and that of His Father.


The stone which was the proof that the Son of God had belonged to the realm of the dead was made into a pulpit from which the angel announced the resurrection.


Christ arose! On the first day of the week He overcame death. As a result, Sunday became a feast day for John Bunyan, even during the time of his imprisonment. He wrote: “It was as if I saw the Son of God skipping and leaping by His deserted grave.” Do you also look forward to the first day of the week in this way?


Why did John Bunyan called Sunday a feast day?

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: bookorders@frcna.org.

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