“He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.”
I Corinthians 15:4
You know how every year on Easter your parents’ hide Easter eggs for you to hunt? Well, I want to tell you something else about Easter. It was when Jesus rose from the grave on the third day. Remember when He told His friends He would rise from the dead on the third day?
“From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life” (Matthew 16:21).
He kept His promise and came back to life on the third day. Because He was raised from the dead on the third day, we can all be His friends forever. All the bad things people did or will do are forgiven by God because Jesus died on the cross and came back from the dead on the third day.
Will you thank God today because He brought Jesus back from the grave?