“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.”
The symbol that sets Christians apart from everyone else is the empty tomb. Thousands were crucified. Only two men walked out of tombs. One called by Christ, the other was Christ himself.
We do not worship Jesus for his suffering, his obedience, his death – as a man. Others have done that. We call Jesus our Lord for what he did with all that.
He rose!! He is risen Indeed! As believers we rise with Him alone. This is our faith, our anchor, our passion born through his passion and love for you, for all of us!