When silent film star Rudolf Valentino died, nine thousand people passed by his casket every hour and the viewing lasted for three days! The Lord Jesus knew no such homage. Those who passed by His cross only taunted Him. There were only a few who came to His tomb: Nicodemus, a few faithful women and two apostles: Peter and John.

Today thousands upon thousands have gone to Jerusalem to see the empty tomb even though it cannot be identified with certainty. Both the Garden Tomb and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are must items on the agenda of every tourist. The homage paid to an actor, while considerable, did not last very long. The homage paid to the risen Christ has lasted for twenty centuries.