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

Shepherd the Flock of God (1 Peter 5)

5:1 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder…

The Left’s Latest Phony Attack on Phil Robertson

Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher is warning that A&E could face another headache over a…

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Luke 20:9-18)

9 And he began to tell the people this parable: “A man…

Podcast: The Nature of God

Are you a functional atheist?  Many people profess one thing, but lives…