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An Easter Message from Dr. Korver, Empty!

We wish you the happiest Easter today from the CCBS staff and faculty! It is because of Christ’s resurrection that we have hope in eternity. I’d like to take a moment to ponder the meaning of the Easter season.

Empty. Often that is not a concept we like to experience. We do not like it when our favorite bag of snacks is empty. We get a bit upset when we get into a vehicle someone has borrowed only to find the gas gauge is on empty. But let’s be honest, those situations are not genuinely consequential in the bigger scheme of things.

The tomb that Jesus had temporarily occupied for three days was empty! Unoccupied, except for some slightly used and now discarded grave clothes. In correcting the church at Corinth’s errant understanding of the concept of the resurrection (they did not believe in one – they thought a person lived, died, and death was final), the apostle Paul stated about Jesus’s resurrection,

           “…and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.

           If we have hoped in Christ only in this life, we are of all people most to be pitied.” 

           (1 Corinthians 15:17, 19).

Jesus’ tomb described in a single word…empty! He who died for the sins of the world offered life to all who believe His promise (John 11:25, 26). This Easter, will you praise the resurrected Lord, Jesus, for an empty tomb that guarantees your own empty grave? Should you die before His glorious return for all who believe?

To learn more about Jesus’ resurrection, please reach out to us at ccbs.edu for more information! Perhaps you’re feeling empty and need someone to pray with you. Please reach out to us at prayer@ccbs.edu to have someone pray for you!