An empty cross reminds me of a risen Savior.
1 Co. 15:3-4 ” For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: “
Those who encountered, heard and followed Christ were faced with choices.
Judas chose the money instead of Christ.(Mt.26:14-16).
Most Jews chose Barabbas’ freedom and wants Christ to be crucified (Mt.27:20-21)
Two thieves at His side and one chose to defend Him (Lk.23:40-41)
Some of the watch chose the bribe to tell another story on the resurrection of Christ (Mt.28:11-15)
Some people chose to believe, some doubted (Mt.28:17)
But take this question quietly and personal,
Do you believe the Scriptures above that He died for your sins, that He was buried, and was risen on the third day?
Will you die for Him or will you live for Him?
2 Co. 5:15 ” And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. “
Php. 1:21 ” For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”