The Resurrection1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " 8Then they remembered his words.
9When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
to a lot of people, the resurrection or even the story of Jesus in general is believed to be "nonsense," just like the words of the women. it does seem so incredibly unbelievable, even to me as a Christian. but that's why "we live by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7). Jesus is alive; He was crucified to save the sins of the world and came back to deliver us from everything we face-- in faith, hope, trust, love, and belief. that's the only way i know i can live my life and deal with hardships i face.. i praise the Lord every day for sending us this everlasting gift. He rose again for YOU, whether you believe or not. :)
Christ the Lord is risen today, hallelujah!