Life without the empty tomb would be hopeless.
The very existence of Christianity depends on the truth of the empty tomb. Without Jesus fulfilling the promise to rise from the dead, where would we be?
Mary Magdalene saw it with her own eyes though. Mary Magdalene, the woman who was once possessed and didn’t know hope until Jesus found her, was the one to first see it with her own eyes. And not only did she see the empty tomb, she saw Jesus. Jesus came to her and spoke her name.
He simply spoke her name and things changed for Mary Magdalene. Hope had come back into her life.
When he walked out of that tomb, Jesus brought hope to the hopeless. He conquered death. He conquered death.
1 Corinthians 15:55 says, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
Our victory is in Jesus. Our victory is in his life, his death, and, praise God, his resurrection. The resurrection means everything. The resurrection validates that Jesus was who he said he was. It validates every word Jesus ever said. It shows us that Jesus can be trusted. He does what he says he will do.
The resurrection gives us unbreakable hope.
Will you say yes to that hope today? Will you live fully today because of the victory we have in Jesus?
Today’s Challenge: Be joyful today. We have the ultimate hope. And if someone asks why you have so much joy today, tell them why.