"Be established in the present truth ... For we have not followed cunningly devised fables" (2 Peter 1:12-16)
The resurrection of Christ and the fact of the empty tomb are not a part of this world's complex and continuing mythologies. This is not a Santa Claus take - it is history and it is a reality!
The true Church of Jesus Christ is necessarily founded upon the belief and the truth that there was a real death, a real tomb and a real stone!
But, thank God, there was a sovereign Father in heaven, an angel sent to roll the stone away and a living Saviour in a resurrected and glorified body, able to proclaim to His disciples, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth!" (Matthew 28:18).
Brethren, He died for us, but ever since the hour of the Resurrection, He has been the mighty Jesus, the mighty Christ, the mighty Lord!
Our business is to thank God with tearful reverence for the Cross, but to go on to a right understanding of what the Resurrection meant both to God and to men. We understand and acknowledge that the Resurrection has placed a glorious crown upon all of Christ's sufferings!
Lord, I praise You that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a fact and not a fable. Because He lives, I have real purpose in this life and I can look forward to the life hereafter. Amen
~A. W. Tozer~