REDEEMING THE CHAOS

The Best News Ever – Come and See! Chapter 27
Laurie Christine
Laurie Christine
March 31, 2021

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Welcome to this special Easter edition of Redeeming the Chaos with Laurie Christine! 

Come and See! 30 Family Bible Stories for Easter

A FAMILY DEVOTIONAL FOR EASTER

For 30 days leading up to Easter, I will be reading to you from my easter devotional book, Come and See! 30 Family Bible Stories for Easter.  

Today, I am reading Come and See! Chapter 27 – THE BEST NEWS EVER.

Come and See!  invites families of elementary-aged children to experience firsthand the anticipation, the sorrow, the tragedy, the fear, and the ultimate triumph of Jesus’ death and resurrection. 

Through the eyes of six eye witnesses, you will be led on a journey through the busyness of  the streets of Jerusalem, to the despair of Golgotha, and finally to the celebration of the empty grave.

This bookincludes 30 short devotional stories, each with accompanying Scripture references and questions for discussion and imagination.

We are going to be reading one story each day leading up to Easter.  You’re welcome to grab the kids and listen together for your family Bible time.  Or, if you would rather read to your kids on your own, you can DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF THE ENTIRE EBOOK HERE.

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THE BEST NEWS EVER – Told by Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus

As we stood outside the tomb, discussing what to do next, another strange man approached us. We thought perhaps he was the gardener, coming to find out why we were here so early in the morning.

“Excuse me, ladies. I couldn’t help but overhear you crying. Is there something I can help you with?” The voice sounded slightly familiar, but I couldn’t remember where I had heard it before. I looked up to meet his gaze, shielding my eyes from the bright sunlight behind him. “Hello, Mary,” he said with a grin and a twinkle in his eye.

“Jesus!” I gasped and fell to my knees. “Oh, Teacher! Is that really you?” I clung to the man’s feet, desperately hoping that this was not all a dream. 

Jesus knelt down, lifted my face to meet his gaze again, and brushed a tear away from my cheek. “It’s really me,” he said in a voice that filled me with all the assurance I would ever need. A sob of pure joy caught in my throat. I could feel warmth spreading throughout my body. A smile spread across my face, and tears of joy spilled from my eyes. My Lord. My Jesus. Alive again! My heart felt as if it would burst.

Jesus stood and addressed the rest of the group of women. “My dear friends! It is so good to see all of you!”

 Some of the other women were still looking pale, as if they were talking to a ghost. 

“It’s okay… don’t be afraid!” Jesus reassured them. “I need you to go and find my other disciples, and tell them everything that you have seen and heard. Tell them that I will soon appear to them as well!”  

We didn’t need any more encouragement than that. Chattering as if we were young girls again, we rushed back down the hilly road toward Jerusalem to find the other disciples and share the unbelievable news — JESUS IS ALIVE!


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JOSHUA 1:9

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