He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, (7) Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. (8) And they remembered his words, (9) And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.Luke 24:6-9
The angels have a dialogue with the women who went to the tomb. They explain that the tomb is empty, not because someone had taken the body, but because Jesus had risen from the dead. He had been crucified, and had risen from the dead. The angels then remind them of the fact that Jesus had foretold that this would happen. They remembered what Jesus had said and returned to report what they had seen.
One of the things that has been pointed out is that the first witnesses to the resurrection were these women. In those days, the word of women was not as highly regarded as the witness of men. God ordained that they would be the first witnesses, and that contributes to the authenticity of this event. If someone were to stage this resurrection at this time they would not have been inclinded to make the first witnesses women.
Another fact to notice in the text is that it was pointed out and corraborated that Jesus had predicted His death, burial, and resurrection. He foretold His own future, yet another miracle surrounding this circumstance.
We can believe that Jesus Christ really rose from the dead. He is risen, just as He said.
- Gratefulness- Our sins have been paid for, and we are forgiven when we place our faith in Christ.
- Astonishment- God became man and died for His creation.
- Evangelism- Everyone must know this message!