the place of empty – how the emptiness of the tomb makes room for us

Even though Jesus placed Himself willingly in God’s rescue plan before the beginning of time, Jesus stepped into the place of empty. (Phil. 2:5-8) Bonnie Gray

There are occasions where empty can be frightening.

When your bank account teeters around the zero mark. When the creative ideas refuse to flow. When the impact of loss leaves a hole behind.

And then there are the moments in time where empty can be unexpectedly beautiful.

When the tomb was found no longer to be holding Jesus.

He rose from the dead, just like He said He would, just as the Word has prophetically foretold He would do.

Just when the hearts of those closest to Him were feeling the full weight of His loss, the tomb was miraculously found empty to the grieving women who had come to honor Him in death.

But the tomb, that place of empty,  has now become a beacon of hope. Instead of housing loss and grief, it houses the fullness of God in all His glory!

The place of empty now filled by His Presence.

The place of empty,now filled by His Presence.

And Beloved, He longs to keep doing so for each of us, in every and all moments.

When we feel like we are running on empty, He is there to fill us. With His strength, His hope, His fullness, His life.

Empty can become beautiful when we allow God to move into the place we make for Him in our emptiness.

Allow Him to move into your places of empty, and fill them as only He can. Make room for the risen Savior, and watch how your places of empty become spacious places for His Presence to linger and rest.


Published by Karla Lees

sharing Hope on the hard days for the hurting, the broken and the lonely.

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