"They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the
body of the Lord Jesus."
It is Saturday in Jerusalem. There is a hush over the city as Jews observe the day of rest. Commerce ceases, shops are shuttered and trucks don’t rumble. It reminds me of the day before the first Easter, when all was quiet, and the disciples were in mourning, with no hope for the future.
Thanks to the account of the Gospels, we today know the outcome. There were miracles over the prior three days, sudden darkness in daytime, an earthquake, tombs opening, the dead walking. Astounding though those things were, still none of it compared to the grand miracle to come on Easter Sunday.
Because of that Miracle we have the personal gladness of realizing our Messiah lives and reigns and that we are forgiven. We are new creations in Christ. His dominion reigns inside of us and yet extends over all His creation. Our risen Lord no longer hangs on the cross, and His body no longer rests in the tomb outside Jerusalem. We serve a risen Lord who conquered the grave! There is no other god who could claim or prove that.
ONE DAY HE WILL RETURN AGAIN. MARANATHA, COME QUICKLY, LORD JESUS! ARE YOU READY?
Bible In A Year
- Deuteronomy 19-20
- Psalm 89
- Acts 13