The cross has now been dismantled. The winding cloths that wrapped our Lord’s crucified and battered body now lie empty in a vacated tomb. Only angels are left… and wonder!
Women came to the cemetery to finish the proper process of Jewish burial. Instead of a bloodied corpse, they met an angel who asked a really important question, “Why are you seeking the living among the dead?” “He is not here, He has risen as He said!”
And with those angelic words, the SIMPLE. GOSPEL was articulated for the first time. Death lost its prey. The grave gave up its most precious prize. Life overcame death. Sin is defeated once for all.
HE IS RISEN! Hallelujah! And no great news has ever been spoken before…
“For I delivered unto you that which was of most importance that Jesus Christ died according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, and that he rose again on the third day.”
HE IS RISEN AS HE SAID!