Victory in Jesus
There has been a strange quietness in the Coronavirus crisis - stillness over much of the world. On the “Black Saturday” of Easter, there was a strange quietness amongst the friends of Jesus. The pain, suffering and noise of Good Friday had subsided and the body of the Saviour had been laid in the tomb, “So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby” (v.42) - this was the pause between death and glory.
Christ had descended into the grave; he was buried so that His battle with death and His triumph over the grave might be completed. Our Saviour has conquered death and threw open the tomb that enclosed Him through the triumph of the resurrection. We read in 1st Corinthians 15v55 & 56 “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”. The Lord fought and triumphed over death and the grave that we might be saved and know victory from sin through Him and eternal life in Him. To God be the Glory.
By Wor. Bro. Rev. John Noble, Grand Chaplain