What was more disturbing that Jesus was risen from the dead and the tomb was empty or somebody fabricated a story that the body of Jesus was was stolen as the fake news media would have it?
Well, it was not just the media, but I am sure the religious crowds had to make up a few excuses that Christ is no longer in the tomb, but an empty grave was there where the white linen cloth lay.
The woman were the first to discover that Jesus was gone because, ‘He is not here, but he has risen’. Although the woman were full of emotions, the fact remained that Jesus promised that he would rise again. It was the faith of the woman and the disciples that he would rise from the dead.
The fact remained that Jesus Christ has defeated death, hell, and the grave and remains King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This is another reason that a believer has no reason to fear death of our mortal bodies, offering the human being hope for the soul and spirit. Jesus, said, “I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live” John 11:25.
“Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying”.
Hebrews 2:14-15 NLT
The fact that heaven is real and a place of eternity with the presence of Christ, and God the Father is incomprehensible to our finite mind. No more pain, no more sorrow, no more suffering, and no more death. What a relief and what a day that will be when our Jesus we shall see! Even in death Paul said, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”.
“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” Philippians 1:21
The story of Christ and the gospel is real whether you believe it or not! God is truth and His word is truth. God does not lie! God the Father has paved the way to give us a brighter and more glorious future and because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
So Look up, our redemption draws near, and Christ is coming again!
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead”.