There’s a meaning inside this resurrection story that not only reminds us what it took for us to be saved, but it also tells us that when we have no clue where Jesus is, our life is full of fear. When we find Jesus, or life is full of worship, joy, and direction.
Pay attention to the emotions of Mary, and Mary Magdalene that Sunday morning.
I want you to feel with the guards felt.
I want you to feel with the disciples.
I want you to ask yourself, have you found Jesus,
or are you still looking for Him?
When you don’t know where Jesus is, your life is full of fear.
If you are here tonight living without knowing where Jesus is, the fear will always be a constant. It won’t go away. That feeling of “What if I died on the way home today . . .Where would I go?” That question will remain with you. Your life will remain full of fear, your heart longing for its savior. That’s what happens when you don’t know where Jesus is. But that doesn’t have to be a question anymore.
Knowing where Jesus is gives our life assurance and direction.
When you know where he is, your life now has direction. When you know where Jesus lives, you have a path. For those of us that know exactly where Jesus is in our lives, we have no fear.
We might not have all the answers, but we certainly know what the end game is. We know what our instructions are. We know what we are supposed to be doing. We will lie on our deathbed, and although we might have a fear of the unknown, as in a place we have never been, we have no fear when it comes to our relationship with Christ, and where we are going to be in the next few minutes.
Knowing that Jesus is standing right in front of us gives us reason to fall at His feet and worship Him.
Before we come to Christ, we have this one full bucket of fear. Next to it is sitting an empty vessel. It sits waiting for us to let His love in. And when we do, the spiritual canisters in our lives that have been filled with fear will be overflowed by a bucket of Joy. Our lives will never be the same.