Scriptures: Luke 24:1-12, Romans 5:8
This world makes promises that often leave us feeling empty, disappointed and discouraged. Jesus uses emptiness to secure our salvation! There are no empty promises with Christ!
Easter is about emptiness that is full of promises: an empty cross, an empty tomb and empty burial cross show us an unstoppable Savior with unstoppable promises.
The empty cross shows us that Jesus did die for our sins, but the cross of death became the cross of promise of hope. The promise that we can be forgiven! Jesus offered His perfect life for our salvation. The blood of Christ announces of us: forgiven, forgiven, forgiven!
The empty tomb: what a promises this offers! Jesus is risen! The empty tomb is God's way saying that He took the sting out of death for us. In Christ the sting of death has no power over you: the grave has no victory over you!
Empty burial clothes shows us that Jesus walked out of the clothes of death. He was alive and burial clothes were unnecessary. The apostles could see him, recognize him, touch him and be close to him again.
Easter is about outlandish promises from an unstoppable Savior. God has made these outlandish promises for us! Do not let the empty promises of this world keep you from the promises of Easter. The empty cross, the empty tomb and empty burial clothes are full of promises. Will you accept and serve this unstoppable God?