Three Women at the Tomb by J. L. Lund

The culmination of all the drama of Holy Week. On Easter Sunday (appropriately known as Resurrection Sunday), Jesus rose from the dead and, in the days to come, appeared to his astonished followers to tell them the good news: the power of sin and death was broken, and all who believed could find forgiveness and be made right with God.

Matthew 28:1-10 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Has Risen

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

2 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. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

The Empty Tomb by John Turner

*the last picture was from a different source than the rest of the series; The Cambridge Picture Bible (no publication date inside the cover, but it was given to me as a Christmas gift in 1968)

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 1st 2018

6 Responses to “Easter Sunday”

  1. Amfortas says:

    I will be looking forward to seeing just what angels look like. All too often they appear in art as female or babies, with the occasional fighting chap. I had better be good. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      I always think of Angels as androgynous apart from the named male Angels. I often think of them surrounded by bright dazzling light.

  2. The Yum List says:

    Hope you’ve had a good Easter. I’m just back from India and brought back with me the infamous Delhi Belly. Not too much sharing of food with friends and family for me.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am sorry to hear that came back from India under the weather. We had a good Easter which we spent in York dodging the raindrops.

  3. James Higham says:

    Beautifully put.