Many have gone to the Holy Land to tour the places where Jesus walked. The most cherished moment is to stand at the tomb and look in. Whether it is the actual tomb where Jesus was placed or one nearby the impact is the same. It is empty. It is dark. It is confining. Even with the emptiness people walk away being lifted up spiritually because the Savior placed in that tomb lives forever giving hope to all people.
There is one more point of view and that is the view from the tomb looking out. Inside the tomb is emptiness but looking out is light, warmth and comfort. Jesus came that we can live. Our sins are forgiven and we live forever in the light, not in the tomb. This is the greatest gift of all.
We can now look beyond our own faults and kiss them goodbye. We are free to live a life without clinging to a familiar lifestyle of undesirable habits. We are free to step out of our own emotional and spiritual tombs to live in the light of Jesus Christ.
John 20:3-8 Living Bible
We ran to the tomb to see; I outran Peter and got there first, and stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but I didn’t go in. Then Simon Peter arrived and went on inside. He also noticed the cloth lying there, while the swath that had covered Jesus’ head was rolled up in a bundle and was lying at the side. Then I went in too, and saw, and believed that He had risen.
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