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“The day that changed our destiny” is the theme for this Easter Sunday.  “A new movie is on at cinemas currently called “Breakthrough”. This movie is based on a true story. When the trailer for Breakthrough released last December, it broke records by receiving thirty million views in two days. You can check it out yourself online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go1jaIRQc-o  When Joyce Smith’s fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning in 2015, she and her family had seemingly lost their precious son. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son.  She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him. Miraculously, her son’s heart immediately started beating again. In the coming days, John would defy every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction. Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed. It’s the kind of movie you want to see even though you already know how it ends.” Written by Terrie Todd. https://www.thegraphicleader.com/opinion/columnists/the-day-your-destiny-changed

Sounds to me like young John’s recovery is a miracle and so are the life changing events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. According to Luke 24:10, the women at the tomb included Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary the mother of James witnessed the empty tomb. Jesus is Risen!   In the verses below we read an account of what happened early on Easter Sunday morning.

“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” Luke 24:1-7, ESV.