Besides the eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ appearances, the empty tomb is one of the greatest evidences of the Resurrection! Jesus’ friends and enemies, supporters and detractors, skeptics and believers, all agreed – the tomb was empty! But now, what can you do with an empty tomb?
Well yesterday, we said that you can toss in your past failures, sin, and guilt! Christ’s sacrifice has made forgiveness fully available to us!
Second, you can put in your present worries!
Lets face it. You’ve got problems. I have problems. Worry over problems can drain you. Worry can exhaust you. But the promise of Easter is that your life can be connected to the resurrection power of Jesus Christ. Its not just Sunday Morning power; it is for Monday and Tuesday and everyday! It is power for present problems. It is power to overcome worry and anxiety.
Several years ago in China a small stone casket was found at an archeological site. Inside the casket was a mummified finger, purported to belong to the Buddha. People now burn incense and make offerings and prayers to this severed dried relic. What a sad and false hope. What power can the shriveled detached finger of a dead man have?
On the other hand, the tomb is completely empty, because Jesus is risen in glorious, vibrant life and power. The Apostle Paul wrote: “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection…” (Philippians 3:10)
That word “power” in the Greek is “dunamis”. We get the words, “dynamite”, “dynamic”, and “dynamo” from it. So, do you see? Because Jesus is alive, you get “dynamite” power for your life. You get Resurrection power for present problems!
So take those worries and toss them into the empty tomb! Walk in the power of Christ’s Resurrection!
What else can you put in the empty tomb? Come back tomorrow and find out.