On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:1-8
Today as you read this, you will realize that Jesus Christ is risen!
Luke wrote about it 2000 years ago, and nothing has changed. We celebrate it today, but every day we can rejoice in the fact that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. The tomb is still empty, but the throne is occupied!
Now we have hope for the present and for the future.
As the old familiar hymn states:
Christ the Lord is risen today, Hallelujah.