He Wasn’t There

eeeeeecDSC_0443On my recent trip to Israel, we visited King David’s Tomb.

There were women there, praying as they leaned on the cover of his tomb.  The atmosphere was very quiet and respectful.  It was a dark, somber place.

Men covered their heads aseeeeeecDSC_0446 they went down the other side of the hall which led to the tomb and the women walked down the other side behind the divider.

Whatever remains of King David after these thousands of years was there.

ftdDSC_0558What a sharp contrast our visit to the Garden Tomb which is believed to be where Jesus was buried.  We saw the beautiful garden which is mentioned in John 19 and we saw the empty tomb.

The garden was sunny. The flowers bloomed. It was an oasis of peace and calm in the center of noisy, crowded, tension-filled Jerusalem.

And there were no remains of Jesus there – because he didn’t stay there.  He arose!  And he lives today!  He lives in the heart of each believer.

ftdDSC_0564There was no tomb that could hold him.  He had final victory over sin and death – forever – for each one of us!

Hallelujah!

 

 

2 thoughts on “He Wasn’t There

  1. Denise

    Judy, thanks for sharing. The contrasting pictures between the two tombs are great. Such a tangible reminder of what we believe, of why we are transformed. Praise God for the Resurrection of Jesus.

    Denise

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