At the crack of dawn on Sunday, the women came to the tomb carrying the burial spices they had prepared.
They found the entrance stone rolled back from the tomb,
so they walked in. But once inside, they couldn't find the body of the Master Jesus.
They were puzzled, wondering what to make of this. Then, out of nowhere it seemed, two men, light cascading over them, stood there.
The women were awestruck and bowed down in worship. The men said, "Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery?
He is not here, but raised up. Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)