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He is not here

This week’s 5 Minute Friday prompt is ‘here’


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 24:6–7 ESV)

These women with the spices were the first Christians, and they are more like me than I usually admit. They were going to beautify a body, to anoint the man Jesus, who had died on a cross several days previously.

They did not find that Jesus. Instead they encountered Jesus as God to be worshipped, Saviour to be adored. He shattered their preconceptions and overwhelmed their ideas about God, replacing them with Himself – a person beyond their comprehension.

How often do I go seeking a man-sized Jesus with my human problems, a dead religious ritual rather than seeking God as He is?


(Five Minute Friday is when we use the prompt chosen by Lisa-Jo and write for 5 minutes without over thinking or editing. Then link up to Lisa-Jo’s post and leave a comment for the person who linked up before us. Easy, and fun!)

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  1. Hi Mike! So great to meet you via FMF! I really appreciate your wonderful words in today’s post… Such a simple, Biblical concept “He is not here” but remarkably powerful!! Thanks for this wonderful reminder that Jesus isn’t man-sized– He is GOD SIZED! Be blessed!


  2. Coming to you via FMF
    Thanks so much for this! It is good to think of how we reduce Jesus in our various ways. It is all too easy to do. This has made me think more about the risen Jesus – it is good to meditate on his glory. Thanks.


  3. Powerful thoughts! Important question for us to ask ourselves regularly…Yes how often we forget the One we talk to is so much more than we “believe”. Thanks, Mike!


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