And looking up, they *noticed that the stone had been rolled away; for it was extremely large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. But he *said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; see, here is the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.’”

Mark 16:47

When Jesus ended His earthly ministry, his disciples felt left behind. They had their own ideas about what should have happened because they failed to hear to Jesus when he foretold his resurrection. The angel told them that Jesus hadn’t left them behind; he went ahead of them. They had to go on to Galilee to catch up to him!

It is the same for us as believers; Jesus has not left us behind. He has gone on ahead.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published May 13, 2021