And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: (5) And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?Luke 24:4-5
The ladies came to the tomb. What they had found there certainly must have astonished them. If the rolled away stone and the empty tomb had not perplexed them enough, the two angels must have suprised them even more. But they were not just suprised. They were afraid. They had a difficult time even looking up at the radiant duo.
Notice the question, “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” What an incredible question. It pointed to the new reality that they had not expected. They Lord was alive. They were looking for this live Savior in a cemetary.
Clearly the application is important. Jesus is alive! We should not treat him as if He is dead. His death reconciled us to God, and His resurrection life brings us new life.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.Romans 5:10
As we begin to get ready for Easter, take some time to think about the life that God has given to you through His death, burial and resurrection.