He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6 NIV
The women who were at the tomb where Jesus was laid were not able to prepare His body because the sun was setting, and they had to go home for the Sabbath. Sunday morning, they returned to the tomb to finish preparing Jesus’ body. Except – He was not there! Did someone steal His body? Impossible because there were guards posted around the tomb. So, what happened? Just as Jesus had been telling them all along – He was raised from the dead. At first, it didn’t sink in, but once it did, they were so excited that they ran to tell the disciples. What a joyous day that was.
Spend some time today reading about the different accounts of Jesus’ resurrection: Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-13; Luke 24:1-12, 36-49; John 20:1-29
Because Jesus was resurrected, we have the promise that we also will be when Jesus returns to take us home with Him.