April 2013 Saints Alive Newsletter
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” Luke 24:5b
On the morning of the first day of the week, the third day after Jesus’ death, three women who believed in Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Johanna and Mary the mother of James, took spices to the tomb, found the stone at the entrance rolled away, and went in. Jesus was gone, but they did not ‘see’ what had happened until two angels appeared, asked why they were looking for the living among the dead, and reminded them that Jesus said he would rise again on the third day. Only then did they ‘see’ and run back to the others to tell them the exciting news that Jesus had risen.