We made it through the emotional roller coaster of Holy Week remembering Jesus’ betrayal, violent crucifixion, and miraculous resurrection, and sometimes find ourselves with a sort of post-Easter blues. The death and resurrection of Jesus are a big deal but now what? What does an empty tomb some 2000 years ago mean for us today?
The days after the empty tomb tell us…when dealing with the promises of God, death is never the end. There is much more to life than fearing death (not just physical death but death of our relationships, careers, reputations, faith, etc.), especially when the empty tomb reminds us that we can claim victory over death through Christ. We must be reminded of this as we try to “daily take up our cross and follow [him].” The disciples struggled, as do we sometimes, to see past death.