‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen’
Except the women hadn’t come consciously looking for the risen Jesus — they were just hoping for a way to get into the tomb so they could pay their respects to his dead body. And this revelation was so overwhelming that they didn’t respond as if they were even glad to hear the news. Just alarm, bewilderment, fear.
In the same way, this applies to everyone making their way through life, busying themselves with the day’s business, attempting to attain their small ambitions. But the truth is that they are looking for Jesus! They might not realise it, and when told so they might deny it, but God has set eternity in every human heart, and there is nothing like the reality of the risen Jesus that so resonates with the inner spiritual nature of a person; there is nothing else that can satisfy the spiritual hunger within every human soul.
*You* are looking for Jesus! ‘See where he was laid’ — examine the evidence, it is robust enough to stand up to the most inquisitive of questioning. And then ‘go, tell’ what you have seen — this news that the crucified Jesus is risen and alive is too good to be kept to yourself.
Eating: Honey Mustard Baked Chicken, Mashed Potato, Green Peas; Choc Ices; Cheeseboard; Coffee.
Present: Peter & Taryn + Isaac; Sophie, Lucy & Theo, Ryan; Linda + Adam; Jono.
Passage: Mark 15:40-16:8
On that subject…
— I love this visual depiction (specifically from 1:57, though the whole video is great)of the spiritual significance of the Resurrection: