At the crack of dawn on Sunday, the women came to the tomb carrying the burial spices they had prepared. They found the entrance stone rolled back from the tomb, so they walked in. But once inside, they couldn’t find the body of the Master Jesus.
They were puzzled, wondering what to make of this. Then, out of nowhere it seemed, two men, light cascading over them, stood there. The women were awestruck and bowed down in worship. The men said, “Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery? HE IS NOT HERE, BUT RAISED UP. Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee that he had to be handed over to sinners, be killed on a cross, and in three days rise up?” Then they remembered Jesus’ words. Luke 24:1-8
ALLELUIA! He is risen. He’s not dead. Our sins have been forgiven. God has demonstrated His unending, unfathomable, mind-boggling, crazy love for us by sending His son Jesus to die for our sins on the cross.
This is the message of Easter. We have been given NEW LIFE!