In all of my existence, the last three “days” have been the most turbulent. The darkness that covered the world has sustained. I have seen God angry and I have seen Him sad. God is consistent, but He is not emotionless. He has just witnessed the people He created for His glory murder His Son. But today, His demeanor changed, and He gave me a mission.
Who am I?
I am an Archangel of the One True God, Helper of Daniel, Silencer of Zechariah and Messenger to Mary. I am often a messenger, but today God has made me the Warden to the end of an age.
I will set foot once again upon this soil to end the sentence given to the Savior of the World. In three days, He has paid the price for all of humanity. The man that was killed for the hope of the world entered this tomb as a sacrificial lamb, and today he exits it as the Lion that has overcome all the sin of the world. He taught, he loved, he healed, he bled and he died for all people. He suffered it all so you wouldn’t have to.
God has chosen me! I, GABRIEL, am to “roll away the stone” and release Jesus, the Son of God, from his sentence as the replacement for all who have sinned.
I arrived like lightning and as my feet struck the ground, a great earthquake shook the area. The Centurions that were guarding the tomb turned as white as my robe and fell away from shock. I walked over to the tomb and rolled the stone away, His sentence was over. I sat down on the stone to watch the Son of God with holes in his hands and feet walk out of His tomb victorious. He came out into the light with the walk of a man that truly had overcome the world. The Son of God, as He said He would, rose again! As quickly as He appeared, He vanished. My mission was not over. Mary Magdalene had come to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body. I was joined by another angel and we sat in the tomb where Jesus’ head and feet had once laid. She looked inside the empty hole and started to cry. Jesus appeared and asked her who she was looking for. In her grief, she didn’t recognize him and she asked Him where He had taken the body. When Jesus said her name, she recognized him. Seeing her face when she realized her Savior was alive will never, ever leave me. Jesus sent her back to the 11 weary disciples to tell them to meet Him. He appeared to them all in Galilee.
I am a vessel to the will of God. I do as he says. Others like me have rebelled against God. They are destined for an eternity of anguish. God created an entire universe of people that can decide for themselves, and lost them so quickly to sin. Though He could easily start over, He loved them too much. So He sent His Son to die in their place. I do not understand it. He chose to sacrifice his only Son for people that time and time again turned their backs to Him. And they continue to do so! Yet He continues to have mercy and patience for every last one of them.
If you are a believer in Jesus’ resurrection and conquering of sin, you will have eternal life. Jesus said “In this world, you will have trouble. But fear not, for I have overcome the world.” If you are in a trial, don’t focus so much on the problem that you forget who is carrying you through it! Your Savior is risen!
As I have told many of His people to “fear not”, those who are not His should rightly fear! All who do not accept Jesus as their Savior shall perish. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by Me.” All you have to do is believe that God will take you as you are, believe in Jesus’ sacrifice for you and go to Him.
I believe I will be back again some day, soon. Don’t wait until you see me to make your decision, for it will be too late.