From John Piper:

When Jesus was dead and buried, with a big stone rolled against the tomb, the Pharisees came to Pilate and asked for permission to seal the stone and guard the tomb. Pilate said, "You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can" (Matthew 27:65). So they did. They gave it their best shot—in vain.

It was hopeless then, it is hopeless today, and it will always be hopeless. Try as they may, people can’t keep Jesus down. They can’t keep him buried. They may use physical force or academic scorn or media blackout or political harassment or religious caricature. For a season they will think the tomb is finally sealed. But it never works. He breaks out.

He is Risen! Jesus Christ is Risen indeed!

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

The Curse Motif of the Atonement

This is part of a sermon that R.C. Sproul shared at Together…

Marantha

If there were one book of the Bible that raises my hackles,…

What A Pastoral Prayer for the President Should Look Like

Pastor David Platt showed what a pastoral prayer for the president should look like when President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to McLean Bible Church.

Westboro Baptists Are Not True Calvinists

I was annoyed by a blog post at a political blog called…