The empty tomb:
Death is not the end; we too will be resurrected after death. We will be with our Lord forever.
Resurrection is also available for our health. By Jesus’ stripes we are healed. The same power that raised Him from the dead is available to heal our minds, souls and bodies.
We have peace knowing that our Saviour overcame death.
The Empty Tomb Demonstrates the Power of Unconditional Love
Jesus’ unconditional love for us took Him through excruciating whipping, being nailed to a cross, death and burial. But, instead of remaining in the tomb He was resurrected. When we love unconditionally our dead relationships with family and friends are resurrected. Persons experiencing unconditional love flourishes regardless of whether they are the giver or recipient.
The Empty Tomb Reminds Us to Be Patient and Let God Fight Our Battles
Jesus was an exercise of patience during the first Passion Week. His enemies won several battles ending with His burial in a secure tomb and were no doubt celebrating these wins over the weekend. He was arrested, tried, found guilty, beaten, spat upon, sentenced to death on a cross, made to carry His cross, nailed to the cross, died on the cross and buried in a secured tomb. For the rest of us humans the story would have ended there but Sunday morning the war ended and Jesus rose victoriously. When we allow Jesus to fight our battles, we will win the battle that ends the war. We must give Him our problems and let him find the solutions for us no matter how slow He seems. He is always on time.
The empty tomb is our symbol of hope, which demonstrates the power of unconditional love and reminds us to be patient allowing God to fight our battles.
What difference will or has Jesus’ empty tomb made in your life? Comment below.
Veronica V. Sutherland is an author, teacher, coach, speaker, minister, mother, and wife who is passionate about serving God through service to others. She ministers to busy Christian women by helping them to grow their faith through practising the spiritual disciplines to develop an intimate relationship with God.