11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him. 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
Jesus didn’t just die for our sins. Yes, His death, if we accept His gift of salvation, saves us from our sins. But the empty tomb means so much. It means there is more to come. It means he is alive.
And if He purchased us with His blood, He purchased us for a purpose. No one buys something for no reason. Even a piece of artwork is purchase dot be admired.
But we are purchased to do something. No, our works will not save us. But we do have a mission. Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, He told His disciples “19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28)
You see- we are called to share what He has done. it’s not just fire insurance! It is a call, a mission. A rescue mission.
And time is getting shorter. A lost world needs to hear your testimony, Christian.
Today we celebrate that Jesus walked away from the grave.
But don’t forget that He then calls us to share that good news!