Sunday, March 31, 2013

Empty Tomb = Justification for you!

Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
Such is the greeting in many congregations on Easter Sunday. This could be the greeting every Sunday thereafter since the gathering of the justified is possible through the resurrection of Jesus.
who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. (Romans 4:25 ESV)
This act of rising from the dead Jesus proclaimed his conquering of death for us. That through faith we receive this gift.  This empty tomb is really good news for the Christian since we are living in the valley of the shadow of death.
Christ, as a Good Shepherd, has preceded us into the grave and resurrected to show his justified ones what awaits them. When resurrected there will be a time of judgement.  We need not fear that judgement, for our Savior will say;
‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
(Matthew 25:34 ESV)
Trust this good news and live in its peace. Amen! †

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