The most moving sites from our family’s trip to Israel a few years ago were those relating to the last days of Jesus’ earthly ministry, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.
In these days leading to this year’s Resurrection Sunday, I’m posting a different kind of series—a picture from this trip, especially from the Jerusalem area, with a few thoughts relating to that scene. Most of the pictures will not fall on the day of the week in which the correlating event occurred, but I trust they will turn your thoughts toward Christ in this week leading to the Resurrection.
When the ladies made their sorrowful trek to Jesus’ tomb on that first Easter morning, they had no idea the joy that was in store.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28:6)
A happy ending to the story, right?
Happy, yes! Ending, no!
The empty tomb was only the beginning. No sooner had the angel proclaimed the glad tidings of Christ’s resurrection than he instructed, “And go quickly, and tell….”
You can travel to Israel today and see the empty tomb. You can also read Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, or John 20 and see the empty tomb through the eyes of the women and the disciples.
But regardless of how you see it, the fact is, the tomb is empty. Jesus is risen as He said.
Only one sensible thing remains for us to do: go quickly and tell!
The story that began on Easter morning continues today as you and I tell others of the saving power of our risen Saviour!
Earlier posts in this series:
- Do You Want a King?
- The Price of Prayer
- I Am Not Ashamed
- Through His Eyes
- The Place of a Skull
- When You Can Borrow a Tomb
- Why the Gate Is Sealed