It’s Resurrection Day! After all that happened to Jesus this week, He is finally risen from the grave. There’s a song that says: I wish I could have seen the stone that went a rollin’ away when they looked inside the door to where the grave clothes lay. Yes, yes, yes! Oh how I wish I could have been there to see it all. How did he get out of the grave clothes? Did He get up with new clothes on? Were clothes waiting for Him? Did He speak and the stone move or did He just look at it like a parent does to their child and it simply moved because it knew it had to? Did He stretch after getting up because His body had been in the same position for three days? I can’t sit still for three hours without having to stretch. Was He hungry and in need of a burger and fries or whatever they ate. Obviously, I don’t know for sure but I bet a burger and fries taste better. Did He sit up and take a deep breath because He knew that even though He told them He was going to rise again they were going to doubt. Yes, these really are the sorts of random questions I have. I have more important ones too, but I want to know it all! I want every detail of what happened. I don’t get that though, I don’t get that about any account in the Bible. What I do get though are the pieces that are important and Jesus walking out of that tomb is so very important. The blood on the cross did so much but there was still more to do. In the moment He arose there was nothing left to overcome, even death itself had been defeated.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55
Are you struggling today? If so, I want to encourage you with this reminder, Jesus defeated it all. That’s right, you read that correctly, all, everything, nothing excluded, all. There is nothing that, through Him, you cannot defeat because He defeated it all with the cross and resurrection. Our savior went to battle for us and came out victorious. There is literally not one spiritual battle we face that cannot be overcome through Him. Maybe I’m the only one that thinks this is exciting but I gotta tell ya, I’m pretty excited today. There are people I know facing some things in their life that I wish I could fix. I wish I could take away their pain and suffering, but I can’t, no matter how much I want to. I serve a risen savior though. I serve a really big God. I serve the one that knows all and conquered all. I serve the one that can get them through just as He does me. What a relief it is to know that my battles have already been won. What a peace that we have knowing that He is there in every situation. In the midst of literally each problem I encounter, He is already there. He conquered death, hell, and the grave, so there is no doubt He can help me through each and every one of my problems!
Luke 24:1-12, Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-11, John 20:1-22