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Running to Tell

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January 21, 2021 7:00 pm

Running to Tell

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January 21, 2021 7:00 pm

The modern-day marathon is based on the story of a Greek messenger, Pheidippides. According to legend, in 490 bc he ran approximately twenty-five miles (forty kilometers) from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greeks’ victory against their formidable foe, the invading Persians. Today, people run marathons for the personal satisfaction of an athletic achievement, but Pheidippides had a greater purpose behind his effort: each of his steps was run for the sheer joy of delivering such good news to his kinsmen!

Some 500 years later, two women also ran to deliver good news—the most pivotal news in all of history. When Mary and Mary Magdalene arrived at the tomb where Jesus had been placed after His crucifixion, they found it empty. An angel told them that Jesus had “risen from the dead” and to “go quickly and tell his disciples” (Matthew 28:7). The women, “afraid yet filled with joy,” ran to tell the disciples what they’d discovered (v. 8).

May we have the same joyful exuberance at the resurrection of Jesus, and may it invigorate us to share the good news with others. We may not even need to “run” farther than next door to find someone who needs to know about our Savior. He won the battle against death so we might live victoriously with Him forever!

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Welcome to today's encouragement from our daily for today's reading titled running this house was written by Kiersten Kohlberg the modern-day marathon is based on the story of a Greek messenger. The deputies according to legend in 490 BC he ran approximately 25 miles or 40 km from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greeks victory against the formidable foe. The invading Persians. Today, people ran marathons for the personal satisfaction of an athletic achievement, but the deputies had a greater purpose behind his effort each of his steps was run for the sheer joy of delivering good news to his kinsmen, some 500 years later, two women also ran to deliver good news. The most pivotal news in all of history.

When Mary and Mary Magdalene arrived at the tomb where Jesus had been placed after his crucifixion, they found it empty and Angel told them that Jesus had risen from the dead and go quickly and tell his disciples that women afraid yet filled with joy, ran to tell the disciples what they discovered.

May we have the same joyful exuberance at the resurrection of Jesus and may invigorate us to share the good news with others.

We may not even need to run father. The next door to find someone who needs to know our Savior. He won the battle against death so we might live victoriously with him forever. Today Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Matthew chapter 28 verses one through 10 after the Sabbath at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the two there was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women.

Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here. He has risen, just as he said come and see the place where he lay, then go quickly and tell his disciples he has risen from the dead, and is going ahead of you into Galilee.

There you will see him now. I have told you so the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them, greetings, he said they came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see that spring dear Jesus, we do celebrate because you didn't stay in the grave, but you rose again and overcame death. Thank you for enduring death so that we may have true life. Help us to be like the women in the story were so filled with excitement. They couldn't wait to tell others the good news that you have risen. Thank you, Lord. It's in your name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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