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?
First, 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! Jesus Resurrection give us power for our present problems.
Third, you can toss in your fears for the future!
Jesus says to us:
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34; NKJ)
I have to admit. That sounds well and good. But it is easier said than done. How do you do it? Here is the key…
“Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,’ so that we confidently say, ‘the Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:5-6; NAS)
You really can live a worry–free life, when you realize that Jesus, the Risen Lord is with you. He will never leave you. Never. Not in this life. Not for eternity. Jesus, by His resurrection has forever transformed even death from a wall to a door. The great hymn by Bill and Gloria Gaither puts it best:
Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Because he lives all fear is gone.
Because I know he holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because he lives.
That is right. With Jesus, you have a future here and a future in the hereafter. You can have abundant life here on earth, and eternal life in heaven. What can you do with an empty tomb? Toss in your fears for the future. You don’t need to hold on to those anymore!
What else can you put in the empty tomb? Come back tomorrow and find out.