It was early on the first day of the week when the Mary’s went to the tomb with spices to anoint the body of Jesus. Mark in his Gospel tells us they asked each other, “Who will roll away the stone”. They were expecting to find a dead body, not their risen Lord. They were greeted by an angel who asked, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not hear, He is risen! Remember how he told you”.
In Matthews Gospel there are six references where Jesus told His disciples and others that he must suffer and die and be raised from the dead.
Why was it so difficult for them and others to believe that it happened?
The death and resurrection of Jesus is central to the Gospel message we have been commanded to share with others in our circle of influence.
Please pray that the spiritual eyes of those with whom we share the message will be open to believe that Jesus was / is who he claimed to be, the sinless Son of God who gave up the glory of heaven to be born in human form so that he could give his life as a ransom for many.
While on Good Friday we remember his death we also rejoice that on Sunday we remember his resurrection.
One final thought. Because He lives we can face tomorrow and the future as we look forward to our resurrection and being able to spend eternity with Him.