A woman wrote J. Vernon McGee: "Our preacher said that on Easter Jesus just swooned on the cross and that the disciples nursed him back to health. What do you think?" McGee replied, "Dear Sister, beat your preacher with a leather whip for thirty-nine heavy strokes. Nail him to a cross. Hang him in the sun for six hours. Run a spear through his heart. Embalm him. Put him in an airless tomb for three days. Then see what happens."
There are those who want to believe whatever it is they believe in spite of the facts. This is not intended to sway non-believers. That will come for all, sooner or later.
This morning, however, we look to the borrowed tomb. And, just as the women found it on that great resurrection day, will still find it open and empty! “Why is the tomb open?”you ask? To show us Jesus is not there! “Where is He?”you ask? He is alive! Why would you seek the living amongst the dead? Jesus promised, and Jesus delivered!
Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead