Life in Crisis: What the Empty Tomb Tells Us
It's a different kind of Easter, isn't it?
This morning, I was reminded of Romans 8:28: "God works all things together for good…"
The truth of Romans 8:28 is no better illustrated than through the death and resurrection of Jesus. No doubt, the disciples were at their lowest point after Jesus' death, and likely rehearsing the meaning of their three previous years with Him.
But then, Mary delivered the most unbelievable and exhilarating news. He is ALIVE! The grave could not hold him.
The resurrection of Jesus proves that even in these dark times, God is the victor! Today we stop, consider the empty tomb and know that, regardless of our current state, He is working all things for good.
God can breathe life into the deadness of a marriage, conviction into the heart of a rebellious child, direction to a derailed career, healing to hurt, and provision to loss. He takes the dead things of our life and redeems them for His glory!
And the most glorious part of the "good" of Romans 8:28? It's the home He's preparing for those who believe in Him: a place where everything broken will be restored, everything lost will be redeemed, and we will see Him face-to-face!
Happy Resurrection Day!