Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying,
Truly this was the Son of God.
Maybe you're facing your own time of gloom with hard times and harder circumstances. You feel like you're in a sealed tomb and there is no conceivable way out. Darkness invades your soul and colors everything you think and see. Life hangs by a thread and even death appears as a welcome thought.
Don't Give Up!
Sunday is on the way. Jesus bursting into life, throwing off the grave clothes of death to live forevermore. He defeated death. Took the keys of hell and death from our enemy, Satan. That any who believes on the Name of Jesus shall be saved.
Saved from the tomb of despair. Saved from the sins that bound us to a life of death. Saved us from ourselves. Hosanna! The Lord has provided for our salvation. Jesus went to the cross in obedience unto death to pay for the sin of the world. Declared "It is finished." And just as the enemy thought he'd won, Jesus arose from the dead on the third day. Alive forevermore.
While in the tomb, contemplate on life, where you've been, what you've done, repent of what needs repenting, confess your sins, pray, and look up. Listen carefully and maybe you'll hear the first sounds of the huge rock of despair being rolled away. Slow at first, faster, and faster until the Light breaks forth and the Love of God shatters the sin that bound you. and Jesus calls you into life and you walk out of that tomb Alive forevermore.