"And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun.
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
And he saith unto them, be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him." (Mark 16:2-6)
In just a week's time, the disciples witnessed Jesus ride into Jerusalem on the colt of a burrow, while the people threw palm branches and their coats in the path before Him.
They heard some of Jesus' greatest teachings, and heard Him tell of future events.
They saw Him perform miracles, and enjoyed intimate times of fellowship, together.
And, then Jesus was betrayed, arrested, and condemned to death by crucifixion. They fled for fear, and denied knowing Him. They watched helplessly as He died on the cruel cross.
There was no time for a proper funeral, so they hurriedly prepared His body for burial, and laid His remains in a borrowed tomb.
Then they mourned His death! They thought that was the end. They didn't know what they were supposed to do now. They were at a loss, and were lost, not knowing what might happen next.
But, then came Easter! The stone had been rolled away from the tomb, and Jesus was not there. They found angels, instead. The angels told them that Jesus was risen! He was alive, again!
Suddenly, there was hope for tomorrow, and there was purpose for their lives! Jesus was alive! He had defeated death, and the grave, as well! He had defeated sin, and Satan! And, He had delivered all who believe in Him from their sin, and from Satan! There is "Victory in Jesus"!
Easter Sunday is only a couple of weeks away. It is on April 4th.
But, the believer celebrates Easter every Sunday! We celebrate the fact that our Savior is not in the tomb, but is alive!
He has gone to prepare a place for the believer, and will return one day.
"What a Day That Will Be"!
From my heart to your heart.