The empty tomb!

Hi peeps, I hope that you’re well. As it’s Easter this weekend here in the UK, I thought that it would be appropriate to write a Christian post about the resurrection. Have a great Easter!

Imagine how you would feel if the person you loved most in the world died. Then you go to the tomb to pay your last respects and the body is not there! Where is it? Who has removed it? And where did they take it to?

On the morning of the third day, Mary went to the tomb to find the stone had been rolled away and that Jesus had vanished. Mary was in such a state of shock that she was unaware that Jesus was talking to her, and He asked her why she was weeping, but Mary didn’t recognise Him because she thought he was the gardener. It was only when He called her by name that she turned around again and saw it was Jesus. Imagine her joy! (John 20:11-16)

Several hours before was a different story. Jesus knew what lay ahead and had prepared himself in prayer. He prayed so earnestly that He began to sweat blood then angels came and ministered to him (Luke 22:39-44).

After His trial, which broke every Jewish law of the time, Jesus was sentenced to be crucified. While His punishment was a common thing at that time, Jesus’ was unnaturally brutal, and the bible states the he was unrecognisable as human because of the beating he suffered (Isaiah 52:14). He also had the crown of thorns on his head and the beard was ripped from his face (Isaiah 50:6), along with being flogged almost to death. The Romans of that time knew how to inflict the most pain.

  • For further study about Jesus’ crucifixion read Isaiah 53:1-12.

People ask me why Jesus went to the cross and endured all that pain and suffering. I tell them it was because of us! Our sins take us to hell (Romans 6:23). No-one is without sin because Adam sinned, all became sinners (Romans 5:12).

Because Jesus loves us so much and wants us to be in heaven with Him, He had to die for the sins of everyone who had ever been born, and would be born, so that our sins would be atoned for and we can make heaven our home. (John3:16) Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2).

Mary was just one person that Jesus had touched. He had completely turned her life around and cast out seven demons from her. She loved much because of what Jesus had done. She became one of His followers, along with other women. They took care of Jesus’ physical needs and looked after Him. Jesus loves to turn people’s lives around! He still does this today and if this is what you desire, here’s how you can do it.

To make heaven your home you have to:

  • Admit that you’re a sinner (everyone is by birth) (Romans 3:23).
  • Repent of your sin. (1 John 1:9)
  • Believe Jesus died on the cross for your sins and that He rose again. (John 1:12)
  • Ask Jesus to forgive you. (Romans 10:9)
  • Invite Him into your heart and life and ask Him to help you to live for Him.

Then your name will be written in the book of life and you can know for certain that heaven will be your home. (Revelation 20:12-15. Romans 10:13)

Then you need to build on your relationship with God by:

  • Reading the Bible daily. Start with the Gospel of John.
  • Go to church to hear sound preaching and learn more about God.
  • Tell others about Jesus.

It’s not based on feelings, you may not feel anything, but about God’s word and believing what it says.

If you have prayed this prayer, and were sincere about it, then I’d love to hear from you! I did this 20 years ago and my life has never been the same since. It’s been an incredible journey so far. I’m not perfect as no one is but God isn’t looking for perfection, just faith to believe in Him.

Thanks for reading! Please share,

Sarah. 😊

John 3:16

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