Embracing the Empty Tomb at Easter
March 31, 2024

For me and many people around the world Easter stands as the cornerstone of our faith. For Christians, it is not just another day off; it’s a sacred time of reflection, renewal, and yes even unwavering hope.

Beyond the colorful eggs, or the family gatherings, and the delightful treats, Easter incorporates a profound message that resonates through history —a message of hope.

At its core, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a pivotal event and the essence of our Christian faith. As the Bible reminds us in Lk.24:6-7 lets us know that He is risen, and the tomb is empty.

Easter speaks to the very heart of humanity, reminding us of the hope we have in Jesus. Easter can serve for all as this beacon of hope—a reminder that even in our darkest moments, there’s the promise hope.


Through the resurrection of Christ, Easter can help us see that no setback is insurmountable, no sin beyond redemption, and no soul beyond saving.


But Easter isn’t just a story of divine intervention; it is also an invitation to a private reflection. It calls us to examine our lives, even to confront our shortcomings, and fears that we can give our lives wholly to Jesus. Just as Christ emerged from the tomb, so too can we emerge from the burdens of our circumstances and yes even a lost eternity.


The message of Easter shouts with the timeless importance for all of us to embrace. As we celebrate Easter, let us not lose sight of this profound significance of hope and eternal life. Let’s pause to reflect on the lessons it imparts and to recommit ourselves to lives of purpose, compassion, and service all while having received Christ as our Lord and Saviour.


May we embrace and remember that Easter isn’t only a day on the calendar; it’s a line in the sand really of all that Christ has done for us on that resurrection Sunday.