Before the Tomb was found opened, the Cross was emptied.
We are resurrection people! We have been on a Lenten journey now for several weeks.
We have been journeying through some of the covenants God made in the Hebrew Bible
every Sunday morning to view baptism; we have been on a Dusty Walk on Sunday
evenings after a meal downstairs that has been a wonderful opportunity to have discussion
of what being a resurrection people look and feel like. We are close to the end of
this journey where we will find an empty tomb. But first we must journey through the
suffering and agony of the cross. Being who we are means we see a Christ who did not
pass away of natural causes. We see a Christ who died of a drug overdose, Christ who
died of a Gunshot wound, Christ who died in a car wreck, Christ who endured great
suffering and crucifixion. Christ who endures all situations that we endure. Christ who
took everything for our sake, Christ who through great suffering to this day joins us in
the suffering that we endure. Christ who did this all for us so that we may live! So that
we may see beyond the things that will always happen in this world. Christ that brings
us into right relationship with God through the pain and suffering of the cross. Being a
resurrection people, we do not stand around waiting to see what Great Thing God will
do next; it means we give great thanks and joy for what God has done this whole world
in what we call the Theology of the Cross! What God has done first so that we may see
the empty Tomb of Easter morning!