In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:4-5)
Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. (Mark 16:2)
That morning must have been preceded by a very long night. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, Joanna, and Salome (along with the other women) had witnessed Jesus' body being wrapped and laid in a tomb by Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus just prior to the Sabbath.
As they approached the tomb with the prepared burial spices, they stood in stunned silence. The large stone had been rolled away. Who could have done such a thing? They went inside and found the body was gone. Perplexed, they were startled by two men who stood nearby in shining garments. Seeing that they were afraid, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!" (Luke 24:5-6)
Easter is a celebratory time for Christians worldwide. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus is the greatest pivotal event in history. The gateway from death to eternal life was opened for everyone who believes in and accepts Jesus Christ as the promised Messiah.
Please enjoy my other Easter posts from prior years...
One of my all-time favorite worship songs to enjoy...