It’s 2017 and The Grave Is Still Empty…Yesss!

It’s Still Empty, and He’s Still King

After Jesus had been crucified, buried and resurrected, the grave was empty. The week following, it was still empty. Even a decade later, the grave remained Messiah-less. So now, people can go take a peek into a couple of different suspected locations that may have contained His body for a short stint.

But you know what?

It’s still empty. 2,000+ years later, and there is still no Jesus in the tomb.

Because of that, He’s still king. He’s still on top. We still have the salvation that He gave us so long ago. Jesus doesn’t have to be crucified, buried and resurrected repeatedly for our shortfalls. Once and for all, He died and rose again to give us an intimate relationship with Him.

We get the opportunity to share that good, amazing, and life-giving news with those around us. So, let’s do it!

In Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20 the story of Jesus’ resurrection is recorded. Not only is it recorded that He arose, but it is also recorded that He had very personal interaction with more than just His disciples. He had a fleshly and fleshy encounter with a chunk of people. The Savior of the world came and encouraged those who had just seen Him physically die on the cross a few days before. I’m so grateful that He saved us from our grossness. I’m also grateful that He came and appeared to those who had just seen Him die on the cross. He’s that kind of a personal savior, one that pursues an intimate relationship with us.

Keep pressing on, pressing into Him in times of struggle and in times of comfort. He is faithful and true. I pray that we hide behind the cross so that He is seen, and not us.

Phillip Whitfield
Phillip Whitfield is a passionate follower of Jesus and a youth pastor, husband, father, and an all around nice guy! When he's not sun tanning on the beach in South Texas, he's studying to teach young people about Jesus and hoping to support parents in raising up their children in the ways of God so that they never depart from it!

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