The Stone Rolled Away

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.  And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.  And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

Luke 24:1-3

Jesus was crucified.  He went to the cross to bleed and die for us.  But it didn’t end there.  These verses give us the basis of all of Christianity.  These verses are the key.  “… they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre… and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.”  They went to the grave, but He was not there.  They went to pay their respects to a dead Saviour, but they didn’t find a dead Saviour.  They found an empty tomb.  They found the empty tomb of a risen Saviour.

Revelation 1:18 describes Him as “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and death.”  He lives.  He was dead, and He is now alive for evermore.  He is our living Saviour.

Knowing Jesus as our Saviour allows us to confidently speak the words of I Corinthians 15:54-57, “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is thy sting?  O grave, where is thy victory?  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The empty tomb is the basis for our faith.  The living Saviour is the rock upon which we stand.  It is wonderful to serve a risen Saviour!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Amen, Ben! Thank you for proclaiming His name .. .God bless you!

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