The Tomb is Empty

Yesterday we celebrated Easter. The reason why we celebrated is because the tomb is empty. It’s because Jesus rose again. It’s because their was a resurrection. We all were reminded about this yesterday. This truth was magnified in our lives.

But what about today? What happens when you go back to work and it doesn’t feel like the tomb is empty? Yesterday you could feel the resurrection power, but today feels more like an execution. What do you do? Where do you go? Who do you turn to?

You just got to keep reminding yourself that the same tomb that was empty on Sunday is still empty on Monday, and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday, and is still empty on Saturday. The tomb is empty so that your heart doesn’t have to be. Jesus rose again so that you can stand again. Jesus’ life didn’t end with an execution but with a resurrection. Jesus preached death’s funeral.

So when stuff on your desk keeps piling up at work, remember that the tomb is empty. When you get that flat tire on Tuesday, remember that the tomb is empty. When the kids are acting up on Wednesday, remember that the tomb is empty. When you get that bad report from the doctor on Thursday, remember that the tomb is empty. When you get served the divorce papers on Friday, remember that the tomb is empty. Or when your life starts falling apart on Saturday, remember that the tomb is empty.

Jesus can take your mess and turn it into your message because the tomb is empty. Jesus can take your test and turn it into your testimony because the tomb is empty. Jesus can take your opposition and turn it into your opportunity because the tomb is empty. Jesus can take your pain and turn it into your promise because the tomb is empty. Jesus can take you from being a victim into being a victor because the tomb is empty. Jesus can turn your execution into a resurrection because the tomb is empty.

Stand up because Jesus got up and know that the tomb is still empty!

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