Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” John 20:27
The cross is incomparable and the cave indispensable. If the Christ of the cross had stopped at the cross His work would have been incomplete. For without the cave the cross amounts to nothing more than the story of a good man who was unjustly killed. Don’t miss the point. The cave changes everything. It separates Christianity from all other religions. For only the founder of Christianity conquered death. There’s no other man or woman who has ever, by his or her own power, come out of the grave. This shouldn’t surprise us. The Son of Man was also the Son of God. His power was given to Him from above.