The post on Good Friday focused on John chapter 20 and gave the background of a much loved hymn. If you missed that post read it here – In the Garden
Let’s go to the Garden now and read from Luke 24
Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ ”
And they remembered His words. Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.
Don’t you love reading Luke 24?
The disciples must have been overwhelmed with an uncontainable joy.
And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. -Luke 24:52-53
I pray we respond to our Risen Lord Jesus in the same way the disciples did.