“Pilate said to them, ‘You have a guard; go make it as secure as you know how.’ And they went and made the grave secure, and along with a guard they set a seal on the stone.” (Matthew 27: 65-66)
Pilate allowed the Jewish leaders and Roman guards to secure the tomb of Jesus—as secure as they knew how. Amazing that humanity would try even at the end to thwart the plan that God had set in motion before the foundation of the world. How could God’s love seen in the sacrifice of Jesus be undone? The power of the resurrection was God’s undoing of every evil purpose proposed by sinful humanity. As C. S. Lewis put it, with such a death, “Death itself would start working backwards.'”
Humanity does not know how to secure the tomb when it holds the Lord of Glory. Hid in Jesus we will live in his life giving power and walk on into a thousand—thousand tomorrows, kept forever in his love.
This video begins with the birth of Christ and goes on to the resurrection.
He is risen!