Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused. So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.
We celebrated Easter with our Kfirst community and focused on the account in Luke 24 where the ladies, who were desiring to care for the body of Christ, discovered that he had risen. (Click here for yesterday’s notes.)
Our challenge on Sunday was to “run to the tomb.” Why? Because the tomb changed everything. The empty tomb…
- Reframed everything.
- Jesus Christ and his Resurrection it is how we survey every situation we find ourselves in. When Jesus walked out of the tomb, the word, ‘impossible’ was deleted from our vocabulary. So when we face our pain, brokenness, and emptiness, we can reframe them with the hope we find in a living Savior. All things are possible because the tomb is empty.
- Gave us a point of reference.
- The empty tomb gives us a place to live from. Because He lives, we can live. Because Jesus was victorious, we can be victorious.
Christ made His move toward us, now it’s up to us to make our move toward Him. And this isn’t a one-time decision, it’s a daily decision. Why? Because we will perpetually revisit the source of our validation. The place we frequent the most is usually the place where we find our acceptance. And if we “visit the tomb” daily to REFRAME our lives, it’ll give us that point of REFERENCE to live from.
Every day this week, when you begin your day, revisit the empty tomb. What I mean by that is bring yourself to a place where you look at and respond to life through the lens of the living hope you have in Jesus.
Love you all. See you on this Sunday as we kick off a new series on dealing with our emotions called “Chasing Foxes.”
BTW: Here’s a song for your week!