“…Jesus said to them, ‘Children, have you any fish?’ They answered him, ‘No.’… So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn…” (John 21:5, 11)…
After his three “big-time” failures, Peter thought that he was done as a disciple and that it was time to go back “fishing”. He didn’t know that God was just starting His work in his life. That morning, by the sea, Peter realized that God was not done with him yet.
The business might not have taken off.
The ministry may seem to fail.
The marriage hopeless.
The finances desperate.
The “favorite sin” still persistent.
God is not done with you yet, my friend. In fact, His best work in your life is still before you. His best for you is still to come!
“…So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’…” (John 20:2)…
When Mary saw the empty tomb, she thought it was bad news. What she didn’t know was that the emptiness of the tomb is actually the faithfulness of her God.
Today, believe that if you hold on to God, your “empty tombs” are actually blessings in disguise.
The crib may still be empty.
The grief may still be unbearable.
The wound may still be fresh.
The funds may still be constantly depleted.
In God’s own time, just like Mary, you will realize that your “empty tombs” will become blessings for you.
Hold on. Be faithful. Live for God.
For the “empty tomb” doesn’t mean the body was stolen.
It simply means that Jesus has stolen eternity just for you.
Happy Easter my friend!