The Empty Tomb and the Empty Tower

Easter Sunday!

It is on this day that the empty tomb replaces the empty tower.

"Come...let us make a name for ourselves..."

The Tower of Babel.  The Tower of Confusion.  Man, generations after the Fall and the Deluge, was still trying to make himself his own god, was attempting to reach Heaven and enthrone himself.  Man built a city and in it a tower reaching to Heaven.  God confused their language, though, and scattered them throughout the earth. The fruit of man's attempt at self-divinization was confusion, division and emptiness and continues to be to this day.  Muted, the empty tower stands as testimony to the emptiness of Satan's promise: "You will not die....[Y]ou will be like God, knowing good and evil."  Neither Satan nor we can make ourselves gods.

"The Word was made Man, so that we might be made God."

By His resurrection, Christ makes us God, makes us children of God and co-heirs to the kingdom.  "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are."  Today, in celebration of the fulfillment of God's promise, we come together at the empty tomb and we clearly see the fullness of God's promise in the breaking of the bread.

"This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Happy Easter!


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