From tears to triumph. Mary and her friends stood outside the tomb, tears streaming down her face. She had just witnessed the brutal crucifixion of her son, Jesus.
She tried to remember the good times with Him, but all she could think of was His pain and screams when the whip hit His back, and the nails pierced His feet and hands. Her heart was heavy with sorrow, and she felt like all hope was lost.
As she stood weeping, she realised that the stone in front of His tomb had been rolled back (Mark 16). Suddenly she saw a figure sitting in the tomb.
She was afraid and couldn’t speak but then, the man sitting spoke to her, “I know you are looking for Jesus, the one they nailed to the cross. He has been raised up and is no longer here.”
Mary and her companions were afraid, astonished, excited, and happy. It was a rollercoaster of emotions.
Their sorrow turned to joy, and their heart was filled with hope once again. They had one thing and one thing only on their minds, ‘Jesus, the Son of God, conquered death.
Their hopeless, rock-bottom situation was transformed into something remarkable “Life, life in abundance” and this gift of abundant life took away the sin problem, the open grave closed the case for sin.
As Romans 8:1 (TPT) puts it;
“So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the anointed one.”
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