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An Object of Power

He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.

Matthew 28:6

Battle Drill Daily Devotional

Read Matthew 28:1-10 & 16-20.

If you were to choose an object that best described the impact your life has had on those around you, I wonder what you’d choose?

Maybe a family photograph? Something that represented your work? Your Salvation Army uniform (if you’ve ever worn one)? Something connected with a hobby?

One of the objects that has influenced human history in ways that go beyond human description is the empty tomb.

The empty tomb tells us that Jesus destroyed Satan. And the power that brought him back to life is available to you and me today, to resist Satan in the future. Jesus can breathe new life into our spiritually dead selves and then give us the power to live for him. Satan can’t harm you. Jesus will protect you.

The empty tomb also gives the church the power to be a witness to Jesus’ resurrection in the world. The resurrection means we can tell those around us Jesus wasn’t just a good man. We can witness that he wasn’t just a remarkable teacher. He wasn’t just a religious leader. The resurrection means he was indeed the Son of God. Your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers – in fact, anyone you meet – can have a relationship with God because of Jesus’ resurrection. Now that’s good news worth telling, isn’t it!

Think It Over

Think about the following:

  • How much has Jesus’ resurrection affected the way you live? When was the last time you spoke to someone about it?

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