After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
Suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, rolled away the stone, and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards trembled in fear of him and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said! Come, see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him.’ See, I have told you.”
The verses above describe one of the most celebrated events in Christian history. The importance of this event cannot be understated. It is the cornerstone of every believer’s concept of life after death.
Jesus’ rising from the dead gives us hope of a life eternal in heaven with Him. Therefore, do not fear death but embrace it as the first step toward your heavenly home for all eternity.