Fear Sits At Empty Tombs

Don’t let fear keep you sitting in front of an empty tomb, the joy came as they ran to be in His presence.

Fear, apprehension and anxiety will keep us stuck in a stale, dead, hopeless place. Jesus promises a full life to those who will seek Him and rest in His presence. Are you sitting at a tomb that is keeping you from having the joy a relationship with Jesus can bring?

Maybe you need to get up and run from the person, place, memory, fear or vice that keeps your life stagnant and empty.

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Matthew 28
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”   NIV





The Tomb Was Dark, but the Resurrection Changed It All!

Do things look hopeless? Does it seem that your circumstances have gotten so bad that there is no way it can get better now?

A marriage that seems lost.
A loved one headed in the wrong direction- maybe even leading others in that direction.
A business/job/career that appears it will never come back from ruins.

To look at the situation…it’s dead.

Void of life or hope.
Not only dead, but buried.

You might even say that a stone has been rolled over the entrance to any possiblity of things turning around.

That is where the message of Easter brings us HOPE!

It looked bad, it looked really bad. Jesus was dead. He had been buried.
But on the third day, the stone was rolled away and He showed us what it meant to be the Resurrection and the Life.

This is the reason we hope!

When all looks dead and gone…there is hope for resurrection.

The darkness of the tomb is never forgotten, but wonderfully overshadowed by the resurrection of Easter!!!

Have a wonderful time with family and friends this Easter!
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