Being empty is generally not a good thing. A gas tank that's empty is not a good thing. But a tomb that's empty -- well, that's a good thing.
There are two types of people in this world. Full people and empty people.
And if one were to take a poll and ask the question, "Which would you rather be: full or empty?" most of us would probably say, "Full." Right? Think about it. "Full" is good.
- Full Easter eggs? Good.
- Full church on Sunday? For you as the pastor, that's good.
- Children full of respect and manners? Good.
- A home full of comfortable, plush furniture? Good.
- A marriage full of laughter and love? Good and good.
- A full stomach? Good.
- A full bank account? Good.
- A full pantry? Good.
A full gas tank? Expensive. This holiday you might find yourself saying, "Sweetheart, give Daddy your Easter money. We gotta get home from grandma's."
You get the point. A person who is "full" is one who's able to look at her or his life and say, "Dang! Every need is met, every fear is silenced, and every obstacle is overcome." Most would say, "That's what I want. That's what I'm aiming for!" And perhaps as you preach Easter Sunday and...
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