The Bible speaks of the empty tomb of Jesus in several places. As I read the different accounts I can’t help to imagine what it was like to be Mary Magdeline and the other Mary when they went to the tomb the morning following the crucifixion of Christ. Already missing their friend. Talking about the events like women do. Rehashing the journey to the cross, his death was so fresh in their minds.
“Did you see how they reacted? I can’t believe that gambled for his clothes! His poor mother.” I’d be tearful, angry at how he was treated. How brave and courageous he endured and suffered. Knowing it was my sin that put him there on that cross. Just wanting to get where they last were with him. Then it occurred to them, how were they going to get in the tomb with the oils and spices they had. The huge stone was there and nobody around to move it…hum. Then they see it, the huge stone is no longer blocking the tomb and they can see it is EMPTY. Their dear friend is gone!
I love this account from Matthew 28:1–4
“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.”
This tomb is not actually empty, but full of hope in Christ. Soon we too will celebrate the empty tomb and rejoice in his rising up again!
I created this page with one of my favorite mediums, watercolor and ink pen.
Here too is a fun and easy recipe for Resurrection Rolls. Easy to make from premade dough and marshmallows! You will find a little bit about how they relate to the story of the empty tomb.
Full Recipe to Print here from Around My Family Table