"...but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
Today we read about Jesus' arrest, torture and death on the cross and about his burial in the tomb - sealed with a stone, guards placed in the front to assure that the disciples wouldn't steal his body. For everyone knew the promise he'd made to rise in 3 days, and they were going to make sure no one made them a fool by taking the body and staging a scene that was unimaginable. A missing body. An empty tomb.
But we know. That stone and those guards couldn't stop the Living God. His power cannot be measured. And as we will see on Sunday, He is very much alive.
After the story, we took some crepe paper and sealed off our front room just like the tomb was sealed with the stone. My kids love tape, so they thought this idea was pretty cool...