Luke 24: 3 – “Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.”
The world offers us a lot of great promises that are empty. God offers us emptiness with great promise. When we read the account of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection we find some things that are empty and they give us a New Hope for Today. First, let’s begin with the empty cross. Because the cross was empty, we have the promise of forgiven sins.
Next, consider the fact of the empty tomb is the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise to every one of us that we too will be raised to eternal life. And finally, the empty burial clothes give us hope - if someone had stolen his body, they wouldn’t have removed the burial clothes and folded them up neatly and left them where they lay. Truly, Jesus was resurrected! Just these three empty things when held dearly in our hearts can give each of us the New Hope for Today that we so desperately need.
Marshall is pastor New Hope Baptist Church