Guarding the Tomb

Posted April 5, 2013
By Kevin Spear

Easter Bulletin of the empty tomb

Guarding the Tomb

I know that my redeemer lives. Job 19:25 (NIV)

As a freelance proofreader I get paid to notice others’ mistakes. When I see others’ mistakes, fault-finding becomes a stone I roll in front of a tomb. Like Pilate who said, Take a guard…Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how (Matthew 27:65, niv), I try to guard the tomb to keep the undeserving away, to keep Christ “safe.” Yet God is the One who does the saving. God is the One who does the redeeming. To judge someone is to say that God is not all-powerful, all knowing and merciful beyond belief. And that is simply not the way I want to live. I want to see the living Christ in others and in myself. No amount of earthly power can limit what God can do to save a life. Posting a guard will never keep Christ in the tomb—make no mistake about it. My Lord lives!

Reflection by Carol Mead
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