Matthew 28:13 – Empty Tomb

Today’s Readings: Ex 37:1‐38:31, Matt 28:1‐20, Ps 34:11‐22, Prov 9:9‐10

One of the things that spoke to me today:
Matthew 28:13 said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ …And two verses later…they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

Yesterday, my brother and I were talking about the symbols of our faith. This morning this passage struck me. The people who didn’t believe Jesus was the Son of God wanted to put the cross up in a public place. However, they were paying others a “sufficient some” of money to hide the empty tomb. It is also interesting to note that this brief narrative immediately precedes the great commission of Jesus to his disciples, telling them to tell the world what had happened.

To apply this in my life today, I want to be quick to talk about the resurrection. This is the joyful hope in our faith. Our Savior has overcome death, and through him we can do the same.

How many times have you seen a picture of an empty tomb displayed in a Christian home or church? Would you wear an empty tomb around your neck?


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