The empty grave marks generations of hope fulfilled. While Jesus’ life and death demonstrated that He would not stand by to allow us to perish without hope in the circumstances of our fractured world, his resurrection gives us hope for a future beyond this life where death does not get the final word.
In the resurrected Christ, we echo the words of Paul, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” – 1 Corinthians 15:55