Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.

Mark 16:2-6 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Just After Sunrise

According to a report by Mornings.co.uk that used Tripadvisor to gather data for countries around the world, some spots in Canada are pretty popular for their spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets. The best place to watch the sunrise in the country is Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta. After that, the top five include Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Lake Louise in Alberta, Niagara Falls in Ontario and Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park.

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What a day. It’s Resurrection Day, and what happened on the first Resurrection Day has made an eternal difference to millions of people all over the world. The cross is empty and so is the tomb. The women we spoke about yesterday, who had been with Jesus at the cross, then at the tomb, and who went home to prepare the anointing spices, got up early on Sunday morning to head back to the tomb. Mark 16:2-6 tells us: “Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, ‘Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?’ But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” Jesus is no longer in the tomb, and because He isn’t, He can be in your heart by faith.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley