Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter: Beyond the tomb

About 350 years ago, Blaise Pascal, mathematician, philosopher and physicist, observed that the human heart is like an “infinite abyss.” He discovered that we human beings try in vain to fill our hearts with everything around us — education, jobs, homes, money, friends, family. But none of these earthly things can really help us, “since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.” In spite of his brilliance and his contributions to mathematics, Pascal realized that life apart from God is empty. He found refuge in Jesus Christ alone.

If you are feeling a massive void in your life, the very same will be true for you. Your emptiness will not be eliminated by a new friend, a new family, a new school, a new car. Instead, the hole in your life can be filled only by believing in the resurrection, and following Jesus into the future.

The good news of Easter is that Christ is risen! He has been raised from the dead, and is waiting for you. Beyond the empty tomb.