Mark 16:2-7 NLT
Very early on Sunday morning, just at sunrise, they went to the tomb. On the way they were asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled aside. When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.”
Reflection . . .
Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus Christ risen from the dead! The fact that he is risen is the cornerstone of our faith. It is part of the Gospel story that is sometimes overlooked. If Christ had not risen from the dead, his work on the cross would have been in vain and sin and death would have had the victory. But His is Risen! He is alive today! That’s why we celebrate! Christ’s work on the cross is equally essential and important as His triumph over sin and death. Not ony that, but He has promised to come again and take us to be with him.