The Empty Tomb
The fearful sensations and emotions you feel when you think about disease and death befalling you or those you love are, in a way, natural. You know that separation from your body is not how things should be. You long to be reunited with your Creator, body and soul. In short, you long to go home, but after death, there will be a certain incompleteness to you until your soul is reunited with your resurrected body.
God’s children long to enjoy a perfect existence, body and soul, in the presence of our Creator. Jesus, however, had a perfect existence with God and added a human nature to His divine nature so that we could be redeemed.
He added flesh that could bleed. He entered an existence of sickness and sadness. He traded the joyous sounds of angelic choruses for screams of injustice, lies, gossip, and deceit. He laid aside peace and unity for discord and division. He felt the pain of whips, thorns, spears, and nails. He experienced the loss of breath, the ceasing of heartbeat, and the eyes closing in death.
The Creator added to Himself creation. The King became a servant. The innocent was declared guilty. The sinless One was punished in our place as a sinner.
The Son of God took on human flesh. And by doing so, He took on your fears, your pains, your struggles, your diseases, your sorrows, and even your own death. He, however, took all those into the tomb and left them there as He walked out, glorified in body and soul. And He will finally glorify all His people, both their souls and their bodies.