“They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
THE MISSING BODY
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.
THE ANGELS OF THE TOMB
She came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” The disciples set off to the tomb running.
JESUS IS ALIVE!
The other disciple outran Simon Peter and looked into the tomb, but did not enter. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. Finally, the other disciple also went inside. Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.
SPREADING THE NEWS
“I have seen the Lord!”
Mary stood outside the tomb crying and saw two angels in white inside. She told the angels that Jesus has been taken away to a place she did not know about. At that moment, Jesus appeared, but she did not recognise him.
When Mary saw Jesus, she was bewildered. Jesus told her to spread the good news that he has risen and that he will ascend into Heaven.
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.