The tomb is empty! We called to one another all day, “He Is risen!” “He is risen, indeed!!” I love Resurrection Day because of the reminder that Jesus lives. He is alive! Yes, in heaven; but more than that… in my heart! “Christ in you (me,) the hope of glory.” Col. 1:27
Today, I am thinking about that tomb: so dark; dank; carved into solid rock. Jesus’ body sealed in a blackness so complete that no light could penetrate once that monolith stone was rolled into place. A giant mouth that swallowed the Christ Corpse. Death hole.
As I ponder that grave, I can’t help but think about my own life…swallowed in a death hole. Sealed in by my sin. Alive, but living in darkness. Groping for a way into the light. If it had not been for the Lord, I would be groping yet.
Miracle of miracles, the stone rolled away! Light flooded the death hole, that dark grave, and death was conquered. Jesus stepped out of the darkness, a conquering Hero, bringing with Him the keys of death, hell, and the grave! And because He did, I was freed from my death hole, my tomb of sin. Like Lazarus, Jesus called me “out of darkness into His marvelous light!” 1 Peter 2:9 His death on that fateful Good Friday paid the price that I owed for my sin, and His resurrection led me out of the prison of condemnation to follow Him in my freedom.
Jesus is the Lamb that was slain for my sin, but, if that weren’t enough, He is the Resurrected Lord of All. That is why it is important for every Christian to embrace His resurrection with a full heart. Because by His resurrection He proved He is Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 tells us:
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. KJV
If you want to be truly His, you must believe in His resurrection from the dead, and in doing so, embrace Him as Lord of your life.
Jesus is a Lord Who is worthy of your devotion; a Shepherd to follow; a King to serve; and a Bridegroom to love. Not just an idea to “accept.”
Perhaps you have “accepted” Jesus, but have you believed in your heart? (not just in your mind) Do you see Him as your Lord, with resurrection power for your life? Are you still sitting in your tomb, though the stone’s been rolled away? Have you let Him lead you out?
I urge you to invite Him to become your own Lord. To yield to His Word and to His leading.
He will lead you “out of darkness and into His marvelous Light!”
Let’s pray: Father of Lights, Darkness surrounds us in this earthly realm, but teach us of Your glorious light. Speak to us out of your Word and lead us into the realization that we dwell in a heavenly place, hidden with You in eternity. Help us to hear Your voice as you call us into Your marvelous Light. In Jesus’Name,
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