Monday, March 14, 2016
"Proof of the Resurrection"
When the body of Jesus was taken down from the cross, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, asked Pilate for the body. After the Roman Centurion affirmed that Jesus was dead, Joseph was granted the body of Jesus. Joseph wrapped the body in a linen cloth and laid it in a newly hewn tomb. It was then that the large stone was rolled against the entrance to the tomb. The witnesses included Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus.
Probably, that rock-hewn tomb was about four feet in height. No doubt it was dark, tight, and claustrophobic. Hard to grasp – the light of the world in a black crypt.
The next time you find yourself entombed in a tight spot, in a dark place of despair and fear, remember, the Savior went there before you and for you.
The proof of the resurrection of Jesus is not an empty tomb in Jerusalem. The proof of the resurrection is in the changed lives of his disciples, people like you and me.