Watching helplessly as harrowing events unfold across the globe, the question that’s been on everyone’s lips is this:
“Where will it end?”
As chaos and uncertainty reign, the fear and tension is almost palpable. What will happen next? Where might all this lead? And while we certainly can’t predict the future, though many of us try, as believers we can at least answer the question with confidence.
It ends at the cross—and, more specifically, at an empty tomb.
This Easter season, as the world seems darker and more hostile than ever, it’s easy to fall into a spirit of helpless complacency. But Jesus didn’t come for us to live defeated; He came so that we could claim the ultimate victory.
“But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him” (Acts 2:24, NIV).
Death could not hold Him, and by association, it can no longer hold us in its grip either. Through His ultimate sacrifice on the cross, Jesus gave us ultimate hope. In defeating death, He bought us our freedom.
His victory brings us the assurance that no matter what we must endure on this side of Heaven, our future is secure and our fate is sealed. There is nothing He cannot overcome, and, by His power, we become overcomers, too (John 16:33).
So let’s not give up, friends. Though the headlines scream suffering and our hearts are burdened with the weight of the world, we can focus on what lies ahead. “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18, NIV).
Lord Jesus, as reflect on another Easter season, rife with global chaos, help us fix our eyes on You, secure in the knowledge that the ultimate victory has already been won, and our eternal hope secure. We thank and praise You for the indescribable gift of Your abundant grace, and rest in the peace that comes from living free. Amen.
After reading this, my new comfort phrase—”It ends at the empty tomb.” Thank you for associating the turmoil we are feeling with the hope we have deep in our hearts,