And they said among themselves,
“Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” for it was very large.
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away.
And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; And they were alarmed.
But he said to them:
“Do not be afraid. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him? Go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”
We don’t know where they have put him!”
Peter ran to the tomb. And when he stooped down and looked in, he saw only the burial clothes. Then he left, wondering what had happened.
But Mary Magdalene stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was him.
“Why are you crying?” he asked her. “Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic:
“Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).
Then Mary hurried to the disciples with the news:
“I have seen the Lord!”
CHRIST LIVES NOW AND FOREVER!
Have you accepted Christ’s gift of eternal life?
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, and he rose from the grave to make a place for us in heaven.
Jesus Christ bore our sins –past, present, and future– in His body on the cross, and now he offers you eternal life (heaven) as a free gift.
This gift is received by faith in Jesus — faith that he died for your sins and rose from the dead, just as he said that he would. This is the meaning of Resurrection Sunday — Easter.
A prayer for accepting Christ’s gift of eternal life can be found by clicking HERE and scrolling to the bottom of the post.