But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for 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 handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened. (Luke 24:1-12, NRSV)
The women got to the tomb to do what they couldn’t do for Jesus when He died because of the Sabbath. And the stone was rolled back and they went into the tomb, but didn’t see Him. The angels then asked, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?”
Are we looking for Jesus in the wrong places?
Where Did He tell you He would be?
Why do the disciples consider the words of the women to be an idle tale? Have we ever thought what someone told us was an idle tale?
And Peter, heard their words and went to the tomb. He went in and saw the scene, and went home amazed, but didn’t go and tell the good news? Really?
How has Christ changed your life? And have you told people about Him?
Are you still looking for the living among the dead?