Whenever you see a lifeless thing there’s so much thought could come to you. A place that’s nothing in there is something you would not dare to go. A lot of things made up an emptiness and it brings reasons also. What would emptiness of something means to you? What if the tomb of Jesus was empty? is there an effect on that to your life?
Jesus (though innocent) was condemned, mocked, ridiculed and crucified with a false accusations. The mockers are the unjust and sinful who are supposed to be the one taking in His place. These all happened with a purpose of saving the human race.
“ Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put Him to death.” Matthew 26:59
“The thief cometh not but that he may steal and kill and destroy: I came that they may have life and may have it abundantly.” John 10:10
” Looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising shame and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
the good news given by Jesus does not stop in the cross but goes beyond the tomb where He laid. What is it to you, if the tomb was empty? Could it strengthen your faith or weaken it more now that He died and was gone? Would it trouble and frighten you like what happened to the disciples? Would you cry and grieve as what Mary Magdalene did? At this millennial age, does it still matter if the tomb was empty? Is there an effect to your practical modern life?
“Now on the first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb and saw the stone taken away from the tomb.” “Peter therefore went forth and the other disciple, they went toward the tomb. And they ran both together; the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the tomb, stooping and looking in, he saw the lines cloths lying, yet entered he not in. Simon Peter therefore cometh, following him nd entered into the tomb and he beholdeth the line cloths lying and the napkin that was upon his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. “… “For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.” John 20:1,3-7,9
The heart of Jesus is focused to man’s welfare. He’s truly concern with family and friends and dealt with easing their grieving. Assuring them that His presence will always be there. This is evident in His first appearance after death to Mary Magdalene.
“But Mary was standing without at the tomb weeping: so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb, she behold two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had lain.”…”Jesus said unto her, woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said unto Him, Sir, if thou hast borne Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him and I will take him away. Jesus said unto her, Mary, she turned herself and said unto Him in Hebrew, ‘Rabboni’; which is to say ‘Teacher’. Jesus said to her, touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father and your Father, and my God and your God. Mary Magdalene cometh and telleth the disciples, I have seen the Lord and that He had said these things unto her.” John 20:11-12,15-18
The empty tomb is a confirmation that Jesus won the battle. Whatever your battles in life, you’re not defeated to it because that battle is not yours but His. When inside a tomb there’s darkness, grieving, fear, and weaknesses. It’s a life desired to imposed and locked in by the enemy to mankind. When the tomb was empty it reverted everything to what really God wanted it to be. God wants for you a life that is free, peaceful and blessed. It’s not an empty tomb just for nothing. It cost Jesus’ obedience to sufferings and His life. It takes a death to yourself before emptying will take place, or choose to stay locked inside the tomb desperately. Let your self be emptied with the things pertaining to human nature. This world has so much to offer that control and satisfy the self gratification. Emptying from it cause you pain and would be harder. You need to get through with it in order to be filled by His presence.
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life he that believeth on me though he die, yet shall he live.” John 11:25
An empty tomb is a sign of hope and a new life. There’s nothing in there that could hold your future and happiness away from you. As the tomb was opened and emptied; hope, faith and love abound. Nothing and no one can destroy and hurt His precious creations. You are forever protected by His blood.