A little Easter preaching:
Remember the picture: we are all standing in a line, and this line leads to a curtain, and you can see some shadowy figures there behind it. And as you get closer you can make out what is happening. There is some sort of wicked strong man with a mallet, and as each person steps through the curtain this mallet is brought down on their head, and they collapse in a heap and are dragged away. This is frightful, and it gets more and more frightful as the line gets shorter, as you get closer to the curtain.
But then someone cuts up in front. This man walks thought the curtain, and like all the others, the mallet is dropped on His head, and He collapse in a heap, but then, before they could drag Him away, He stands back up, and grabs the mallet from death, and turns and smashes him over the head! And Jesus tosses the mallet on the crumpled heap of death. Now, through the veil, you see the shadow of your Jesus, arms stretched out, and the line can’t move fast enough.
Oh grave, where is your victory? Oh death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law, but praise be to God who gives us the victory in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Death is after you. So what? Jesus is risen.
The tomb is open. Jesus is out. And He is after you. This is your comfort. http://www.facebook.com/wolfmueller