What Jesus Did! 'He Isn't Here!' — Mark 16:6

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

But the man said, "Don't be afraid. You are looking for Jesus from Nazareth, the one that was killed on a cross. He has risen from death! He is not here. Look, here is the place they put him when he was dead."
— Mark 16:6 NLT
Illustration of Mark 16:6 NLT — "Don't be afraid. You are looking for Jesus from Nazareth, the one that was killed on a cross. He has risen from death! He is not here. Look, here is the place they put him when he was dead."

Key Thought

"He has risen from death! He is not here." What incredibly powerful words and what an even more gloriously important truth. As we reach the end of the Gospel of Mark, we know at least three important things about Jesus. First, he is the Nazarene—the one who was from Nazareth and who would do the work of God. Second, he was crucified—he died to ransom us from sin. Third, he has been raised from the dead—he conquered death and brought life to us. He is not in the grave. He lives. He is Lord.

Today's Prayer

Praise to you, O Father, for Jesus' glorious triumph over sin and death. Thank you for what his resurrection means. Thank you that because my life is joined to Jesus in this life, I can be sure that it will be joined with him in resurrection. Thank you that the tomb is empty and your Son, my Savior, lives. In Jesus' name and to Jesus' glory I offer this prayer. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Peter 1:3-9
  • 1 Corinthians 15:20
  • Colossians 1:18

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.