Many have gotten to the cross and have known the despair and the heartbreak of the cross. After all, many can identify to some extent with the crucified Christ because they themselves have felt beaten, torn and tattered by life, by those who were supposed to care for them, by circumstances, and some would even say, by God. The sad thing is, while we stand gathered around the cross, far too few have moved beyond the cross to find the real message of Easter. What is the message of Easter? It is the message of the empty tomb. The empty tomb which is the new dawn of hope, the new dawn of life, the new dawn of human destiny, the message of resurrection found in the Lord Jesus Christ.