Can Empty Mean Full?

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In the beginning, God took nothing and made all things. When the first light pierced the dark void, God’s transforming power was revealed. Honestly, it’s hard to fathom. In our world of consumption, where most people are in the endless pursuit of more – bigger houses, faster, newer cars, bigger closets to hold more stuff – the idea that empty could lead to full seems impossible.

But the tomb was empty. When the women came that first morning, they expected to see the signs of death—to smell the decaying bones and to feel the loss that death warrants. Instead, they found nothing….and in that nothing was everything. The emptiness was actually evidence of the fullness that all followers of Christ could know: joy unending, peace beyond circumstances, and unconditional love. God took that empty tomb and through it gave His children access to the full extent of His blessings.

The emptiness was actually evidence of the fullness that all followers of Christ could know.

I forget sometimes. I forget that God’s provision is sufficient. I forget that the riches of God sometimes don’t reach my checkbook. It’s easy to believe the lies sold on television – that I need more, that what I have isn’t enough. I confess that I have often been distracted and deceived.

This Easter, I am pondering the power of empty. I am asking God to show me those places that I need to empty – the closets, the moments in my schedule, the places in my heart that are full of the wrong things. I want to see God’s power revealed in my emptiness. I want to see Him take my nothing….and make something.

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