On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling clothes. So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground. “Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” asked the men. “He is not here, but He has been resurrected! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day’?” And they remembered His words. Returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the Eleven and to all the rest. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them were telling the apostles these things. But these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe the women. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. When he stooped to look in, he saw only the linen cloths. So he went home, amazed at what had happened.
Today is Easter Sunday. This is the most important day for a follower of Jesus Christ. Without the empty tomb of Easter we have no foundation for our faith. For those who believe in and follow Christ the story is simple. We know that on that first Easter morning Mary and the disciples found an empty tomb. Why? He is alive!! Jesus was dead and buried, but on the third day He arose, just as He said He would!
One of my favorite songs for Easter is “Alive Forever, Amen“. Check it out here. “He’s alive…praise and glory to the Lamb…He’s alive forever, amen!”