Death is the destroyer of hope. Absence makes itself felt. Plans for the future are demolished. Mary Magdalene knew how this felt. She was devastated. Jesus was dead. His body had disappeared. The hopes that she’d put in him were snuffed out. She stood beside his empty tomb and wept.
But then she met the risen Jesus.
This meeting changes things. If Jesus is alive hope can be reawakened. Death is not victorious. Faith can have meaning. Hope can be yours.
About David Helm
David Helm is Pastor of Holy Trinity Church Hyde Park in Chicago and Chairman of the board of the Charles Simeon Trust. He is also a council member for The Gospel Coalition.