Story of an angel who visited earth. Took back three things:
(1) Flowers; (2) babies smile; (3) woman's love.
Notice the love of these women and its reward.
CONSIDER THE LOVE THEY HAD.
It put the men to shame. Mark 12:41-42.
Faced difficulties. Mark 16:3.
First to render service. Luke 24:9-10.
Unselfish. John 19:39-40; Mark 16:1.
FACTS ABOUT THEIR LOVE.
It was greater than faith or hope. 1 Cor 13.
Love is common to God and man.
Love lives while faith struggles.
Spices show their faith and hope are dead.
Love is under the law.
Luke 23:56; John 14:15; 1 John 2:3-4.
Life must go on.
Not satisfied with what others had done. Jn 19:39.
THEIR LOVE IS REWARD.
Only because they obeyed. Mark 16:1.
Suppose they had come Saturday?
Saw an angel. Luke 24:3-10.
First to find Christ alive.
First to tell the good news. Luke 24:9-10.
Last to leave the cross; first to the tomb.
Promise was fulfilled. Mark 16:7.
Jesus is coming again. Acts 1:10-11.
We must follow him in death;
If we follow him in life,
We will be ready to follow him in death and life everlasting.