Leading up to the glorious day of Easter, we thought that we could post a few relevant passages. What could it have been like to open the tomb of Jesus & find it empty? What would your thoughts have been if you were a follower of the messiah in those days?
The classic & perhaps most popular is John 3:16. We’re sure this verse is familiar to all of our readers.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Luke 24: 1-12 tells the story of the resurrection:
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?
And John 20:1-18:
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.