Read: Matthew 27:57-66
Have you ever felt as if all hope was lost, and your efforts were doomed to failure. These experiences can leave us feeling defeated, especially when we had reason to believe that our endeavors were bound for success.
In Matthew 27: 57-66, we encounter Christ being buried in a tomb. It’s significant to note that during this era, those who were executed by the state did not receive a traditional burial. Instead, their bodies were left to the elements for scavengers to devour. Yet, Joseph, who followed Christ, saw fit to take possession of his body and provide a proper burial. Imagine for a moment: Christ was left in a tomb. Christ, the man who walked the earth prophesying and performing miracles…the Son of God, was buried. I’m certain many wondered to themselves, “How could this be?”
But we know that the story didn’t end there. We know that on the third day, Christ was raised from the tomb with all power in his hands. What does this mean for us? Your situation might seem dire…it might appear as if your ship has sailed; however, keep the faith. Just as Christ was resurrected, our destiny, reputation, aspirations, goals, etc. can be resurrected from the depths of despair.
Heavenly father, your word says that with you, all things are possible. We have faith that you are able to raise our endeavors from the dead. We place our lives and will in your hands, so that even when our circumstances seem bleak, we know that you have the last word. In the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.