Friday, November 6, 2009

Reasons to Shout for Joy

When Mary discovered that the sepulcher in which her beloved Master had been laid was empty, grief overcame her. Weeping she sat by the empty tomb not comprehending that what she was sorrowing over she should be shouting for joy about. The tomb was empty! Jesus Christ had overcome the barriers of death not only for himself but for her and for us!

But it wasn’t just the tomb that was empty that day. There is more that we don’t think about as often. Not only was the tomb empty, but also the cross.  Jesus Christ suffered an infinite Atonement. He suffered the pains and agonies of all mankind, but it didn’t last forever. After accomplishing its purpose, the pain and sorrow ended. Likewise all our pains and sorrows will end. They are not eternal. If we but hang on there will always be an end to our suffering.

The cross and the tomb are empty. For that we should shout for joy!


5L's said...

i needed to read this today. thank you!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful and important thought. thanks

Wendi said...

Amen! I am so thankful for this promise!! :)

Cathy said...

These are comforting thoughts, thank you.