Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.
But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”
So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word. Matthew 28:1-8 (NIV)
|Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!|
Spread the news, the Lord has risen this day. Cast away your sorrows, your fears, He has taken them all upon Himself. Rejoice, for He is risen.
He is risen indeed...
|The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection - Eugène Burnand (Source)|
The tomb stands empty, He is not there.
Christ the Lord is risen today.