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Remembrance at the Garden Tomb

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When we visited The Garden Tomb, Chuck told us to remember His death. 700 years before Christ, Isaiah’s prophecy stated, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

While taking communion, I passed several cups down the row. Taking my own cup, I accidentally tipped over the next cup spilling it’s contents. It dawned on me this represents what happened that day 2000 years ago. It was I who spilled Jesus’ blood. It was my transgressions and iniquities that caused Him to be pierced and crushed. But, His punishment brought me peace. By His wounds, I am healed.

Linda Burns
Mazeppa, MN
Burgundy Bus 10

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Contemplating the Resurrection of Jesus

Although many hold the Garden Tomb as the authentic site of the death and resurrection of Jesus, the levelheadedness of history and archaeology begged to differ.

The tomb represents a typical 7th-century BC tomb. Because of this, it couldn’t be the “new tomb” the gospels record in connection with Jesus (Matthew 27:60; John 19:41).

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And yet, there is no better oasis in Jerusalem than the Garden Tomb to contemplate the central truth of Christianity’s faith—the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

“The important thing is,” the guides always point out, “the tomb is empty.”

—Wayne Stiles
Bible Teacher for Sapphire Bus 6
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