John 20:1-9 or 41/42: Matthew 28:1-10
The disciples of Jesus went to the tomb by dawn’s early light where they experienced the Resurrection. They were in the depths of despair because of the events of the past week. In their deep darkness, these men and women went to the tomb and there something happened to them. It was not something they dreamed up. They were not hallucinating. Something happened to them which they hadn’t expected and which they didn’t even believe at first. But the simple fact emerges that when these disciples went to the tomb they found that it was empty, and before the day was over they had experienced Christ’s living presence. This is an historical event-a happening as real as anything else that happened in Jesus’ life including the Crucifixion. It is one of the best attested events in history.
Part of our joy of our Easter celebration is to go back to that tomb, stand with those disciples and share in the Resurrection experience. But our…
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