An Empty Grave
Christ-followers, lift your head today and Praise our Lord and Saviour … He is risen! Death couldn’t hold Him down! If it weren’t for the resurrection, we would have no hope of deliverance from sin (Romans 5:6-8). But the stone has been rolled away and freedom is here!
John 20:1-9 - "The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead."
Wipe away those tears, child; there's no need to cry! Stand up on your feet and lift your head up high. Don't wait until tomorrow to lay down your sorrow ... Freedom is here today! I hear the heavens waking, angels in jubilation because that stone's been rolled away! Wipe away those tears, child; go and tell the News! What started in the garden was finished in the tomb. It's all reversed ... the apple, the curse ... three days in the ground. Christ our Lord is risen … there’s an empty grave!
Because of the resurrection, we have JOY, we have HOPE, we have FREEDOM … our FAITH is not in vain!