What a glorious day! Our Saviour is risen!
A borrowed tomb. That's where our Saviour was lain. The account of Luke relays that our Lord was placed there by Joseph of Arimethea, one of the council members, a righteous and just man.
He was followed by the women who had come from Galilee. Had these women been with Jesus throughout all his suffering on the cross? The account says they "observed" the tomb and how the body was laid. They returned again and prepared spices and fragrant oils.
Then it happened! On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, Luke says, they came back to the tomb bringing the spices and found the stone rolled away and the body of the Lord Jesus was gone! Where could He be? Then they saw two men in shining garments who said, "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." Then it says they remembered His words.
They returned to tell the apostles and all the rest. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women were the first to tell of His resurrection! What a great privilege to be able to proclaim the Lord's Resurrection! So, today as we celebrate Easter, let's proclaim that He is Risen!