But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
(Luke 24:1-9 ESV)
No one was prepared for what happened that Sunday. The women came to finish the preparation of Jesus’ body. The disciples were in hiding. But, when the women approached the tomb they found it empty guarded by angels. Christ had risen. He had risen indeed and along with his resurrection came our hope of eternal life with God.
Paul tells us that if Christ is not risen then we worship in vain and are to be pitied. But our worship is not in vain because He is risen.
He is risen indeed.
Have a blessed and glorious Easter,