I remember a time when our third child was born and I was so excited
that I ran 20 blocks to tell my parents the good news. It was a
special moment, and moments like that are best savored when shared
Our text focuses on the action of the women and the
disciples on the morning of Christ's resurrection. Christ was
crucified and buried in a newly hewn tomb owned by Joseph. After
three days Mary came early Sunday morning to anoint His body with
spices. When she arrived, she found the stone rolled away and the
tomb empty. She was told by the angels to go quickly and tell the
others. She ran and delivered the news.
When Peter and John heard the news, they ran. John outran Peter,
but when he reached the tomb, he was afraid to go inside. Peter was
the first of the two to actually go inside. He bore witness that
Christ had actually risen from the dead. The two of them ran and
told the others what they had seen. They were excited. They were
revived because the Master had done as He said He would. He had
risen from the dead.
Somebody reading this has been blessed because of the goodness of
the Lord. Somebody is eating better, sleeping better and riding
better than they have been because the Lord is blessing.
David told us what to do when we have been blessed. In Psalm 105
he said, "O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon His name; make
known His deeds among the people" In essence, what David said is
that when God has blessed you, don't keep it to yourself; let the
world know what God has done.
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If you just have to tell something, tell the world that God
is blessing me in the morning. He's blessing me in the noonday.
He's blessing me in the midnight hour. He's blessing me right
now. Every day the Lord is blessing me. Now run and tell that.
Not only has the Lord protected us and blessed us, but the Lord
has directed us. I heard David say, "In all thy ways acknowledge Him
and He will direct thy paths."
If you've just got to tell something, run and tell that. Tell
somebody that one day when I was lost, He died upon the cross.
Tell somebody that earlier than early (the women came early —
He was already up) on a Sunday morning, He arose from the grave with
all authority given to Him in heaven and on earth.
He lives, I know He lives. He walks
with me and talks with me.
He lives, I know He lives. He's making
a way for me out of no way!
He lives, I know He lives, because
every now and then I feel Him moving in my soul!
NOW, RUN AND TELL THAT!
[By the Rev. GLENN SHELTON, Second